Visitors Now:
Total Visits:
Total Stories:
Profile image
Story Views

Now:
Last Hour:
Last 24 Hours:
Total:

California’s 102 million dead and dying trees unprecedented!

Monday, November 21, 2016 3:57
% of readers think this story is Fact. Add your two cents.

(Before It's News)

In its latest aerial survey released on Friday, the U.S. Forest Service said 62 million trees in California forest died this year, bringing the six-year total to 102 million trees lost.

Scientists are blaming the five-plus year drought that has ravaged California for the tree deaths, saying that tree “fatalities increased by 100 percent in 2016.
Scientists point out that the rates of tree deaths have increased much faster than expected, increasing the threat of ecological erosion and the risk of even bigger and deadlier wildfires than those that were seen this year.

“It’s not beyond the pale to suggest that this is a pretty unprecedented event in at least recent history,” a US Geological Survey ecologist tells the San Francisco Chronicle.
There are 21 million acres of trees in California’s national forests. The dead trees, some of which can live over 100 years, represent one-third of the trees left. In other words, of the 21 million acres of trees, 7.7 million acres of trees are dead.

 

Full article + video’s at:

 

http://news-uncensored-fresh.blogspot.be/2016/11/californias-102-million-dead-and-dying.html

 

 

Report abuse

Comments

Your Comments
Question   Razz  Sad   Evil  Exclaim  Smile  Redface  Biggrin  Surprised  Eek   Confused   Cool  LOL   Mad   Twisted  Rolleyes   Wink  Idea  Arrow  Neutral  Cry   Mr. Green

Top Stories
Recent Stories

Register

Newsletter

Email this story
Email this story

If you really want to ban this commenter, please write down the reason:

If you really want to disable all recommended stories, click on OK button. After that, you will be redirect to your options page.