Forests of fatalities: after 70 million tree deaths, worst “still to come”

INVERNESS — Until recently, strolling through a California forest meant walking in dappled light along a path strewn with leaves or pine needles. But across the state, once-towering pines have collapsed, their desiccated limbs sprawled across forest floors. Toppled oak and tanoak trees, their trunks bleeding, decomposing from the inside out, litter the ground. Choked […]