The Colorado State Forest Service estimated that the mountain pine-beetle killed about 800 million trees. McNertney, a state forester, said: “These dead trees have provided a large supply of available timber that these local mills utilized to sustain their industry that typically would have come from green, or live, trees until this epidemic came through.” The CSFS estimates that a third of Colorado’s roughly 100 sawmills use beetle-killed trees for wood products.

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