In April 2015, the U.S. Forest Service reported 12.5 million trees lost to drought in California’s national forests. A new study published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences puts the number of dead and dying trees in California’s forests at 58 million, and the number of drought-stressed trees at 888 million. Losing this amount of forest could be devastating to California’s watersheds and water supply. (Photo from Fresno Bee)

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