The number of dead trees in California’s forests dramatically increased in just one year. The latest survey from the United States Forest Service revealed that an additional 26 million trees have succumbed to drought, a devastating bark beetle infestation, and hotter temperatures in 2015. That brings the number of trees that have died in the Sierra Nevada to 66 million since 2010.
For a state already in the throes of fire season, the discovery of a 65 percent increase in the number of dead trees within its forests is a troubling sign. “These new numbers really show that the tree die-off is spreading at an astronomical rate,” said Amy Head, a Cal Fire education officer. “It’s unprecedented, and it’s changing the landscape of whole ecosystems in California.” Donate today to help keep California's Forests alive!
Forests provide many benefits to landowners, ranging from income to the satisfaction of having trees and wildlife around them. In addition, the lives of all Californians are enriched by the jobs, raw materials, wildlife habitat, and clean water that come from forests. Whether it involves establishing a new stand on old pasture or brush lands, or reforestation after logging, reforestation is the key to restarting forests and sustaining a continued flow of these benefits. Plant in California today to help create sustainable forests for years to come!
We plant trees in:
- Southern California
You will receive with your donation:
- Your Tree Certificate
- Project Report
- Photos and videos of your trees getting planted
- Your Invoice and Tax Receipt
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