Beetle Damage in the Black Hills

Satellite image showing how there is damage due to beetles in the Black Hills.

Detailed Description

Mountain pine beetles are about the size of a grain of rice, so of course we can’t see them from space in satellite images. What is visible is what the beetles can do to a pine forest. The washed-out pink color indicates large areas of standing dead or damaged trees.


Image Dimensions: 1200 x 331

Date Taken:

Lat / Long: 43.501409327000 / -103.363741764000

Location Taken: US