Durango Herald News, City crews spray to fight beetles: "City crews spray to fight beetles
by Dale Rodebaugh
Herald Staff Writer
Article Last Updated; Tuesday, May 12, 2009
If bark beetles feasting on conifers in Greenmount Cemetery didn't duck Monday, they got a face full of pesticide as the city of Durango began its annual tree spraying.
'Our trees are highly valuable, so we have to initiate preventive measures,' city arborist Ron Stoner said at the cemetery office. 'We want to keep as many of them living and as healthy as possible.'"