Pine beetles killing Crater Lake's signature tree

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Crater Lake Pine Beetles
FILE - This August 2001 file photo shows a whitebark pine tree near the lodge at Crater Lake National Part in Oregon. The latest outbreak of mountain pine beetles is waning in Oregon, but not before becoming the leading cause of mortality in the park's signature tree, the whitebark pine. Threats from the beetle, an invasive fungus and wildfires have caused a wide spread decline of the tree, leading to its classification as a candidate for threatened species protection. (AP Photo/The Herald and News, Lee Juillerat, File)