A large patch of dead trees are seen in the Sierra Nevada from a helicopter tour in December. The mostly ponderosa and sugar pine trees are dying off in large numbers around Bass Lake and throughout the Sierra Nevada due to a bark beetle infestation brought on by four years of extreme drought in California.
A large patch of dead trees are seen in the Sierra Nevada from a helicopter tour in December. The mostly ponderosa and sugar pine trees are dying off in large numbers around Bass Lake and throughout the Sierra Nevada due to a bark beetle infestation brought on by four years of extreme drought in California. CRAIG KOHLRUSS ckohlruss@fresnobee.com
A large patch of dead trees are seen in the Sierra Nevada from a helicopter tour in December. The mostly ponderosa and sugar pine trees are dying off in large numbers around Bass Lake and throughout the Sierra Nevada due to a bark beetle infestation brought on by four years of extreme drought in California. CRAIG KOHLRUSS ckohlruss@fresnobee.com

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