Whitebark pine insect and disease monitoring in the Mt. Hood Meadows ski area. Mt. Hood National Forest, Oregon.
Notes from the Pacific Northwest Region Whitebark Pine Restoration 2009 Annual Progress Report: "CONSERVATION AREA: 501 MANAGEMENT UNIT(S): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8 LOCATION(S): Mt. Hood Meadows, Cloup Cap, Timberline, Dog Springs, Lookout Mtn., Flag Point, Badger Butte, Trail 685 (Gunsight trail) WORK PERFORMED: Condition surveys, 2009 cone surveys, cone collection, permanent plot installation, verbenone treatment, PERFORMED BY: Beth Willhite, Keith Sprengel, Andy Bower, Sisters Silviculture Crew RESULTS: 6 permanent plots installed, 7 areas surveyed, 37 trees/clumps treated with verbenone pouches, 5 bushels of bulk cones from 25 trees collected, cones from 7 select trees sent to Dorena for ex situ gene conservation/rust resistance testing." See more here: www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&s...
Photo by: Kristen Chadwick Date: September 30, 2010
Photo credit: USDA Forest Service, Region 6, State and Private Forestry, Forest Health Protection, Westside Forest Insect and Disease Service Center. Source: Kristen Chadwick collection; Sandy, Oregon.