Mostly ponderosa and sugar pine trees are dying off in large numbers around Bass Lake and throughout the Sierra Nevada due to a bark beetle infestation brought about by four years of extreme drought in California. The latest number statewide is 102 million dead trees.
Mostly ponderosa and sugar pine trees are dying off in large numbers around Bass Lake and throughout the Sierra Nevada due to a bark beetle infestation brought about by four years of extreme drought in California. The latest number statewide is 102 million dead trees. Craig Kohlruss File Photo
Mostly ponderosa and sugar pine trees are dying off in large numbers around Bass Lake and throughout the Sierra Nevada due to a bark beetle infestation brought about by four years of extreme drought in California. The latest number statewide is 102 million dead trees. Craig Kohlruss File Photo

Tree mortality dominates news in 2016

January 04, 2017 11:39 AM