Bozeman Montana general contractor Peter Q Brown presents a video program on the salvage and use of pine trees that have been killed by the mountain pine beetle here in southwest Montana.
The program examines some common misconceptions about the salvage and use of these dead trees as a source of alternative building materials, and highlights Beetle Kill Boards, a company that is producing these innovative alternative building materials here in southwest Montana.
Owner Neil Wilbert sees his Beetle Kill Boards business as a step in the right direction to educate builders, architects, and homeowners on the direct economic and environmental benefits of using this resource for alternative building materials.
The continued reclamation of beetle-killed pine creates added value to locally sourced materials, advancing the concept of sustainable building practices, and providing a direct economic and environmental benefit to our community. Salvaging and recycling these trees as alternative building materials is a move toward sustainability and a big step in going green. By using the overabundance of dead timber that results from this environmental problem– local Bozeman consumers can become part of the solution.