Black Hills, SD Beetle Kill

July 29, 2013 – Rapid City , SD

Pictures we took on an excursion through the Black Hills. Red trees indicate attacks that occurred last year, 2012

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Forestry officials in the area have conducted extensive spraying operations the past few years to protect high-profile trees in and around Rushmore and other tourist destinations.

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Trees close to state highways will from a falling hazard and should keep removal crews busy for quite some time.