The Wenatchee World

Weather:

Weather

The latest extended forecast from The Weather Channel

Remove this weather forecast

Today

Hi82° Sunny

Tonight

Lo59° Mostly Clear

Saturday

Hi88° Sunny

Saturday Night

Lo62° Clear

Sunday

Hi94° Sunny

Sunday Night

Lo69° Mostly Clear

Monday

Hi96° Hot

Monday Night

Lo67° Clear

Tuesday

Hi99° Hot

Tuesday Night

Lo68° Clear

Battling with bark beetles

Send to Kindle
Print This

LAKE WENATCHEE — A December 2012 storm in the Lake Wenatchee area that toppled perhaps thousands of trees, closed roads and cut power to some areas for more than a week is still wreaking havoc. This time, it’s in the form of bugs.

The large number of dead and dying trees in the area has spurred an outbreak of Douglas fir bark beetles, said Don Youkey, wildlife biologist for the Wenatchee River Ranger District.

View my optionsorSign in