I was thinking about retirement gifts today and ran across these. Here’s the link. We have never posted links to commercial products before but many folks are retiring from the FS, and there are many other occasions that may call for bark beetle-related gifts. FYI, I am getting no kickbacks.
As it says in the advertisement:
About beetle-kill pine: The mountain pine beetle has decimated the lodgepole and ponderosa pine forests of northwest Colorado. From this seemingly tragic loss, there is beauty. As the beetles lay their eggs, a blue-green fungus stains the outer sapwood layers of the tree. The result is a dramatic patterning of blue and cream colored wood.