The SF Comicle (and probably every other paper in the state) ran this yesterday, but we'll just link to the Daily Journal piece
The California drought has killed more than 102 million trees in a die-off of forests that increases the risk of catastrophic wildfires and other threats to humans, officials said Friday.
The latest aerial survey by the U.S. Forest Service shows there are 36 million more dead trees since May in the state and there has been a 100 percent increase since 2015.
This part is a head scratcher to me
People assume the tally amounts to too many dead trees, but fire suppression has created unnaturally green forests with far too little wildfire and dead trees, said Chad Hanson, a forest ecologist at Earth Island Institute’s John Muir Project.
“We don’t want too much and we don’t want too little,” he said. “This is not too much.”
How is that possible?