Upper Chewaucan Red Zone Data 2007 Cumulative summary of eight representative stands of living and beetle infested

lodgepole pine in the Upper Chewaucan Red Zone during August of 2007

Beetles are infecting the biggest trees (except crown ratio and crown width which are comparable) and fastest growing trees.

Comparison of 192 beetle infested and uninfested lodgepole pine in eight representative 1/10 acre stands in 2007
60.0 50.0 40.0 30.0 20.0 10.0 0.0 DBH(in) Height(ft) 18.3 8.9 Infested lodgepole Living Lodgepole 53 45

Comparison of 192 beetle infested and uninfested lodgepole pine in eight representative 1/10 acre stands in 2007
8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0 CR (%) MCW (ft) 0.57 0.46 Infested lodgepole Living Lodgepole 6.45 7.1

Comparison of 192 beetle infested and uninfested lodgepole pine in eight representative 1/10 acre stands in 2007
60 50 40 30 20 10 0 Rings/cm Moisture % 14.6 16.02 49

32

Infested lodgepole Living Lodgepole

Comparison of tree diameters in 27 plots, each 1/10 acre in four beetle infested areas
10.00 9.00 8.00 7.00 6.00 5.00 4.00 3.00 2.00 1.00 0.00 Dead Lodgepole Dead Ponderosa Live Lodgepole Live Ponderosa

diameter (inches)

Comparison of tree heights in 27 plots, each 1/10 acre in four beetle infestated areas
50.00 45.00 40.00 35.00 30.00 25.00 20.00 15.00 10.00 5.00 0.00 Dead Lodgepole Dead Ponderosa Live Lodgepole Live Ponderosa

height (ft)

Comparison of Crown Ratios of 27 plots, each 1/10 acre in 4 beetle infested areas
0.80 0.70 0.60 0.50 0.40 0.30 0.20 0.10 0.00 Dead Lodgepole Dead Ponderosa Live Lodgepole Live Ponderosa % crown ratio

Comparison of Maximum Crown Width of 27 sites, each 1/10 of an acre in 4 beetle infested areas
14.00

maximum crown width (ft)

12.00 10.00 8.00 6.00 4.00 2.00 0.00 Dead Lodgepole Dead Ponderosa Live Lodgepole Live Ponderosa

Comparison of Growth Rates of 27 plots of 1/10 acre in 4 beetle infested areas
30.00

growth rate (rings/inch)

25.00 20.00 15.00 10.00 5.00 0.00 Dead Lodgepole Dead Ponderosa Live Lodgepole Live Ponderosa