The Trees in the image have almost completly died over the past 3 years.
On the left side of the mountain the trees have all turned brown and white and now looks like a forest of snags. Check out google earth and see just how much forest land there is between here and the mountain.
Bark Beetles or Blister Rust fungus.. It's vanishing quickly.
I'm trying to find some comparison shots so you can see for yourself how big the die off is..
Save our Planet! Greetings Viktor
We have the same problem in Šumava mountains in our country with Bark Beetles. A lot of square kilometres are destroyed. But I belive that will be good in next 100 years!
it's a Christmas wish of mine.
Allot of people don't realize that the bark beetle is the size of a grain of rice but it can do so much damage. Overcrowded forests competing for water, disease that follows
and warmer springs that have fewer hard freezes don't kill off the beetles. Usually a healthy tree can defend it's self by pushing out the beetles in their sap. But the trees can't repel the assault.
Thanks for the comment!
Absolutely wonderful scenery!
Hello Micheal I wish you and all your loved ones a Bless,Peaceful and Healthy New Year
Thanks! As one would say. Enjoy it while its still around..
Same to you my friend. Ahh Blessings of Peace.. now that is a sound I would love to hear...
Michael. Keep smiling through the whole 2010 year - uśmiechaj się przez cały 2010 rok. Piotrek.
Beautiful Michael, despite the sad story! Greetings from Switzerland, Urbi
Thank you for the compliment! I hope that this area will grow back but it wont fully until after I'm long gone....
Remains for me nothing else but repeat the old comment under latest picture near.
Looks like I made an error on the dating of the above photo. It was taken 1 year earlier on July 2nd 2006.
It might have taken a year longer but the devastation is still quite large..
What a wonderful work!
Greetings from Poland,malnia
Thank you malnia!
great shot !
Waht a shot!! It looks like a postcard!
Spyros Agrianitis, martin36,
Thanks guys! It's too bad that most of the trees in this image have died off..
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Hi Michael. This is one of my favorite areas. I was just up on the old McKenzie Pass a week ago taking some photos of the Sisters. Very nice shot of Mt. Washington and the surrounding area. Good color and depth. Well composed. Greetings from a fellow Oregonian from Springfield, Mike.
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Photo taken in Old McKenzie Highway, Deschutes National Forest, Blue River, OR 97413, USA
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