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Essential California: Millions of SoCal trees are dying off

Essential California: Millions of SoCal trees are dying off

Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Thursday, April 20, and here’s what’s happening across California:

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The trees are dropping like flies

The trees of Southern California are dying at a frighteningly fast rate. “We’re witnessing a transition to a post-oasis landscape in Southern California,” says Greg McPherson, a supervisory research forester with the U.S. Forest Service. Here’s just one startling example: In recent years,...

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