Thousands of dead and dying trees in the foothills below Shaver Lake. Gov. Jerry Brown’s updated budget, released last week, cuts funds for local tree mortality efforts from $52.7 million to just $2 million. This is less than 4% of the funds allotted in January of this year.
Thousands of dead and dying trees in the foothills below Shaver Lake. Gov. Jerry Brown’s updated budget, released last week, cuts funds for local tree mortality efforts from $52.7 million to just $2 million. This is less than 4% of the funds allotted in January of this year. File Photo Fresno Bee
Thousands of dead and dying trees in the foothills below Shaver Lake. Gov. Jerry Brown’s updated budget, released last week, cuts funds for local tree mortality efforts from $52.7 million to just $2 million. This is less than 4% of the funds allotted in January of this year. File Photo Fresno Bee

Governor Brown proposes $50 million cuts in battle against tree mortality

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