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Yosemite National Park in California has 2.4 million dead trees
11/9/2017 4:57:29 PM



CATEGORIES:
Plants & Wildlife
AFFECTED AREAS:
Madera County, CA
Mariposa County, CA
Tuolumne County, CA

Start Date: 11/8/2017 -  
The latest fall count found 2.4 million dead trees in about 131,000 acres of Yosemite National Park, said the park spokesman. This is the highest number of dead trees ever recorded in the park and was blamed on persistent drought, warming temperatures, poor forest health and native bark beetles. San Francisco Chronicle (SFGate.com), Nov. 8, 2017
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