Dwarf mistletoe is a parasitic plant that kills both Douglas fir and Ponderosa Pine. Much of Bogus Basin has been infected and the Forest Service wants to remove dead and dying trees to slow its advance.
Dwarf mistletoe is a parasitic plant that kills both Douglas fir and Ponderosa Pine. Much of Bogus Basin has been infected and the Forest Service wants to remove dead and dying trees to slow its advance. Forest Service photo
Dwarf mistletoe is a parasitic plant that kills both Douglas fir and Ponderosa Pine. Much of Bogus Basin has been infected and the Forest Service wants to remove dead and dying trees to slow its advance. Forest Service photo
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Forest Service plans to cut diseased trees at Bogus Basin ski hill

March 11, 2016 01:40 PM

UPDATED March 11, 2016 11:38 PM

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