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Stories related to: dead trees

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Caltrans Marking, Removing Dead Trees Along State Highways

August 22, 2017 | Steve Milne

Caltrans is worried about the possibility of dead trees falling onto some California highways. The agency has already removed 107,000 trees. Now the agency is getting ready to remove another 54,000 trees, including some on private land.

State Agencies Provide Technical, Financial Assistance In Replacing Dead Trees

April 11, 2017 | Sally Schilling

In response to a massive tree die-off in the Sierra, private landowners are getting help planting new trees and getting rid of the dead ones.

Photo / U.S. Forest Service

State Government

California Tree Die Off Prompts Review Of Management Policies

January 26, 2017 | Amy Quinton

California's tree die off has led a state oversight board to review forest management policies.

U.S. Forest Service / Courtesy


Forest Service: 66 Million Dead Trees In Sierra Nevada

June 22, 2016 | Ed Joyce

The U.S. Forest Service says 66 million trees are dead in the Sierra Nevada after four consecutive years of drought in California and a bark beetle infestation.

David Rizzo


Tree-Killing Pathogen In California Can't Be Stopped

May 3, 2016 | Amy Quinton

A new study shows sudden oak death in California is unstoppable.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio


Biomass Power Could Help California's Dying Forests

December 30, 2015 | Amy Quinton

California's dying trees create a huge wildfire risk. Can biomass power help solve the problem?

Amy Quinton / Capital Public Radio


Drought And Beetle Infestation Killing California Forests

August 31, 2015 | Amy Quinton

California's drought is having a devastating effect on its forests. Recent aerial surveys show 20 million dead trees so far. And the drought has a partner in crime -- the pine beetle.

Amy Quinton / Capital Public Radio


Dead and Dying Trees From Drought Pose Danger

August 20, 2015 | Amy Quinton

Cal Fire and PG&E are warning homeowners about the risks posed by dead and dying trees.

Brett K. Snow, Pool / AP Photo


Regulations Would Allow Removal Of Drought-Killed Trees

June 23, 2015 | Amy Quinton

California’s drought has killed so many trees that the Board of Forestry and Fire Protection is adopting emergency regulations to remove them. The board is concerned about the growing threat of wildfires.

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