[NEWS] California’s Tree Die-Off Gives Life To Biomass Facility

– by Christin Ayers, September 24, 2017, CBS SF Bay Area

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Deep in California, in the Sierra National Forest, there are more dead trees than live ones. And figuring out what do with them is a towering task.

Forest Supervisor Dean Gould sees the evidence every day of the state’s massive tree die-off, a crisis that’s claimed more than 102-million trees over eight million acres in the past seven years.

“It’s unprecedented. A whole variety of conditions had to happen simultaneously and they did,” Gould said.

The biggest culprit: a severe drought, which left the trees vulnerable to beetles.

READ MORE at CBS SF Bay Area

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