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