Pine Beetle Artists

Pine Beetle Galleries

pine beetle galleries

 The newer Spiritcatchers feature framework beautifully carved by beetles (shown above). Called 'galleries' these amazing carvings are created by the Southern Pine Beetle. Due to global warming the pine beetle has increased in numbers and has killed a huge portion of pines across Canada and the Western U.S. An amazing natural disaster caused by man. The beetles kill the pines by clogging the tree's internal system with a fungus which forever stains the wood blue. Called ''Denim Pine'' or ''Beetle Killed Pine'' the wood is being used in everything from log home construction to furniture manufacturing. Beautiful and unique, using this wood is actually a green practice because there is such a surplus of the still useable dead pine. The pine beetles are not at this time out of control in my region, but there is enough of this beetle killed pine wood lying around on the forest floor to create a fire hazard. I collect it from the forest, dry it out and then finish it for lasting beauty. 

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