Ecologically challenged incense and medicine
8:00 am
Fri December 20, 2013

Frankincense: Tears of a Tree

December 21st & 23rd, 2013:For millenia throughout the Arabian Peninsula and North Africa, resinous nuggets from the frankincense tree have made fragrant and insecticidal smoke when burned. Frankincense is considered sacred as well as medicinal, but today, the trees aren't reproducing.

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bark beetle insecticide spraying
2:27 pm
Wed June 5, 2013

Beaverhead-Deerlodge NF bark beetles not invited to the picnic

Credit Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest

As we recently told you, the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest will soon begin applying insecticides in popular recreation areas.

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