LA Times just posted a very interesting article about the health of California’s forest. Some of the major findings with using x-ray technology suggests that even if El Niño was to “solve” California’s drought problem the trees that are classified as being the most stress will continue to fail.
Do you think the failing trees are due to poor forestry practices from the 60’s and 70’s resulting in too many trees without any thinning? Obviously drought will intensify this and only the healthy will survive.
Check out the article, it’s pretty interesting.