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  • 04/18/2016
  • Rudy

I recently was on a flight from San Diego to Reno, and I want to ask about what appeared to be millions of fading ( or dead) trees all through the southern Sierra Nevada. Does it look worse than it is or is it worse than we realize?

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  1. Zeke
    April 21, 2016 Reply

    It’s really bad in the pine trees across much of the area below 3-4,000′ in the Central and Southern Sierra. I flew from Sac to Ontario a few weeks ago and the scale of the dead trees was incredible. Far worse than I had imagined!

  2. Normbc9
    June 1, 2016 Reply

    Those dead tree stands you observed from m the air are all tinderboxes looking for a source of ignition. Just look at the Chimney fire that started this afternoon on the east slope of the Sierra’s. It will no doubt become a large fire very quickly and this is still the spring period.

  3. OpsGeek
    June 6, 2016 Reply

    They are talking about over 29 million trees. Here is a May 23, 2016, video about the issue https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5KXjG4bcwQ&feature=youtu.be

  4. FireDawg
    June 8, 2016 Reply

    This is a great video that captures the effects of the Bark Beetle in the Sierra.

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