I took a photo of the orange trees so you could see that they are still orange. I am certain it is not Pine Bark Beetles because when they attack the tree it turns orange from the top down. These trees turned orange all over within a few days last fall (September 22 was the first photos I took of the orange trees.).
You may ask why does she document this? Because I can, perhaps to keep a record. I wonder how many more trees will turn orange before someone else notices.
“Acts of creation are ordinarily reserved for gods and poets, but humbler folk may circumvent this restriction if they know how. To plant a pine, for example, one need be neither god nor poet; one need only own a good shovel.” Aldo Leopold A Sand County Almanac