Desert Mountains

Pinyon ips. William M. Ciesla, Forest Health Management International, Bugwood.org
Ips beetle
Rust
Desert Mountains region

Desert Mountains
These mountains rising from the Mojave Desert typically only rise high enough to support pinyon-juniper woodlands, but some of the higher peaks feature white-fir forests or limber pine forests.

Typical insect and disease problems
Desert Mountains
These mountains rising from the Mojave Desert typically only rise high enough to support pinyon-juniper woodlands, but some of the higher peaks feature white-fir forests or limber pine forests.

Typical insect and disease problems
• Dwarf and leafy mistletoe
• White trunk rot
• Pinyon ips
• Drought
• Early/late frosts
• Rusts
• Native bark beetles (Scolytus, Ips)