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Dead mountain pine beetles are displayed by Diann Ritschard in the Routt National Forest on Friday. The beetles are threatening the existence of millions of lodgepole pine trees in Colorado.

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Along a hillside in the Routt National Forrest's Seedhouse Corridor, splashes of red and gray emerge from a large canvas of green.

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