Survey Finds 18 Million Trees Died in California in 2018

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Survey Finds 18 Million Trees Died in California in 2018Forest Health Top Priority for USDA Forest Service and CAL FIRE

Vallejo, Calif.—The USDA Forest Service announced today that an additional 18 million trees, mostly conifers, died in California since fall 2017. Over 147 million trees have died across 9.7 million acres of federal, state, local and private lands in California since the drought began in 2010. Since 2016, federal, state, and local partners have felled 1.5 million dead trees, primarily those posing the highest hazards to life and property.



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