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Title Southern Pine Bark Beetle
Date February 7, 1974
Description Photograph shows trees in an area affected by the Southern Pine Bark Beetle near mile post 388.84 in section 2R of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Taken by Robert G. Bruce on February 7, 1974.
Commentary This pest is present in the Asheville area and causes massive tree decay and death. This has been a problem in maintaining the forest landscape surrounding the Blue Ridge Parkway. Not only does the beetle attack the tree internally, but before it is dead, the pine needles turn yellow and red and fungus and pitch appear on the tree bark.
Location Location Name: Milepost 388
Parkway Milepost: 388.0
Latitude: 35.525112
Longitude: -82.517278
Creator Individual Robert G. Bruce
Tags Landscape
Photographs
Pine
Southern pine beetle
Trees
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway