Cherry trees
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Cherry trees

Cherry trees

Dried out cherries hang from a tree in Dave Shields’ orchard, which he will remove before selling his farm. 

 (Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles Times)
Cherry trees

Dave Shields with the “Sold Out” sign at his you-pick cherry farm in Leona Valley. He is going out of business and selling the farm, a victim of drought and soaring monthly water bills. 

 (Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles Times)
Cherry trees

Dave and Cindy Shields walk through their cherry orchard they planted 15 years ago. A winter heat wave, late frosts and marauding ravens and bark beetles devastated much of this year’s cherry crop.

 (Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles Times)
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Dave Shields stands at the foot of a cherry tree that he just removed. Shields says he’ll make more money on the property if he knocks down his 200 15-year-old trees and sells the wood.

 (Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles Times)
Cherry trees

Dave Shields, a cherry orchard owner who is going out of business because of the drought, will remove his trees before selling the property because he says he’ll make more money.

 (Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles Times)
Cherry trees

Dave Shields uses his tractor to remove his cherry trees before going out of business and selling the farm.

 

 (Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles Times)
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