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RIP PJ Forest

Except for a 5-day walk from here to Westgard pass (about 60 miles along the White Mountains crest, with 17,500′ up/down elevation gain/loss), I’ve been working as much as I can bear to with the trees I mentioned in my last post. After digging up aphid eggs for about a month, I returned just in… continue reading

PNS sounds a lot like a “Pain in the Ass”

I recently wrote about “What It’s Like to Live In a Dying Forest.” So — update from the forest! I’m still battling the tiny green beasties! They’re still unhatched but not for much longer. Soon they’ll turn into their crusty brown pinyon needle sap-sucking selves. Until then there’s a window to prolong some trees lives… continue reading