Large patches of dead and dying trees are seen in the Sierra Nevada mountains from a helicopter tour Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015. 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 about by years of extreme drought in California.
Large patches of dead and dying trees are seen in the Sierra Nevada mountains from a helicopter tour Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015. 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 about by years of extreme drought in California. CRAIG KOHLRUSS ckohlruss@fresnobee.com
Large patches of dead and dying trees are seen in the Sierra Nevada mountains from a helicopter tour Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015. 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 about by years of extreme drought in California. CRAIG KOHLRUSS ckohlruss@fresnobee.com

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