Handcrafted Beetle Kill Pine - Minturn, CO
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We're over plastic, too!

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We're over plastic, too!

With all the risk of BPA filled plastics and all the hazards that are from the convenient plastic products, we are taking a stand. NO PLASTIC HERE, folks! If you, too, are over the meaningless kitchen gadgets.  Join the movement.  We’re taking re-purposed beetle kill pine (dead wood laying on the forest floor) and giving it life for a few of your needed utensils.  The handles are wood.  They're cool.  They make great gifts.  They're hand made with love.  And best, not plastic. After a few magic maneuvers….waaaalaah!  Find them and more handmade smore sticks here.  

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Where does Beetle Kill Pine come from you ask?

Mountain pine beetles inhabit ponderosa, lodgepole and scotch pine trees here in Colorado. Normally, these insects play an important role in the life of a forest, attacking old or weakened trees, and speeding development of a younger forest. However, unusual hot, dry summers and mild winters throughout the region during the last few years, along with forests filled with mature lodgepole pine, have led to an unprecedented epidemic.  The current outbreak in the Rocky Mountain National Park began in 1996 and has caused the destruction of millions of acres of ponderosa and lodgepole pine trees. According to an annual assessment by the state’s...

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