Myths: the blue is mold and the wood means bugs
Beetle-killed trees are structural. They can be
graded and stamped. The trees have small knots, and
the wood is more stable than Ponderosa Pine. It
is very gradable. (Hesterís, a local sawmill, is
certified to grade and stamp structural timber.)
Municipalities could set examples by providing acreage for sort yards and using blue stain pine in the construction of public buildings. A subsidized program for a sort yard could benefit a community by decreasing the tree scrap going into the county landfill.
How can those surrounded by the red forest better the health of our community and environment?
Environmental and economic goals must be targeted to use the entire tree by adding biomass to soils, decreasing the carbon footprint, and developing markets for blue stain wood.
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