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Posted on I really dislike staining pine. I also need to get rid of a blue mold stain

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#1 posted 03-25-2013 02:05 AM

The blue you see is likely from the pine beetle. Between the time the pine beetle lays its eggs and the larvae emerge, the tree “catches the flue”. That kills the tree. The blue is evidence of what killed the tree. The pine beetle has devastated pine forests in the Rocky Mountains and elsewhere. They attack trees stressed by drought and therefore contribute to huge fuel supplies for the major fires that have been raging in these areas for the last several decades. Beetle Kill Pine has become quite popular for those seeking the rustic look. Kudos to your daughter for appreciating the blue as part of the natural order of things.

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