Bark Beetles of the Southern California Forests

Introduction

The forests of Southern California are currently experiencing an outbreak of bark beetles. The obvious impacts of the beetle outbreak on the trees of the forest have led to widespread concern among many forest community residents and has generated a host of rumors and misinformation. We hope that the information provided here will increase the understanding of the events that have led to the beetle outbreak, bark beetle biology, the effects of the beetles on the forest as a whole, and what can be done about it.

San Bernardino County Museum