Environment & Science

Tree death from drought moves from pines to firs

Forests in and around Sequoia National Park are seeing some of the highest levels of tree mortality. Photo courtesy of National Park Service
Forests in and around Sequoia National Park are seeing some of the highest levels of tree mortality. Photo courtesy of National Park Service
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A new US Forest aerial detection survey says even though the drought is over, California trees are still dying at high rates. That's because bark beetles are thriving after the arid conditions.