Monday, 11 July 2016

Over 66 million trees dead in California (Up from 3.3 million in 2014) causing even greater fire risk


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  • Officials announce over 66 million trees dead in California Coordinated effort continues to remove dead trees Sacramento - 
  • As wildfires burn across California, new estimates on the number of dead trees in California were announced, prompting continued concern for California’s forest health and wildfire danger. 
Gov. Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency to help California address a bark beetle infestation that is killing tens of millions of trees.
The governor sent a letter Friday to U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack seeking federal action for "the worst epidemic of tree mortality in its modern history."
The tree die-off is exacerbated by four years of extreme drought conditions, which has left trees vulnerable to the native beetles.
The United States Forest Service estimates that more than 66 million trees have already died in California.


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Brown is asking the federal government for additional funding and help for private landowners to remove dead and dying trees.
Friday's proclamation is just the latest in California's response to the drought. Today the US Forest Service released the outcome of its latest aerial surveys over California forestland, finding that over 66 million trees have now died due to drought and bark beetles since 2010.
That number is up from 29 million dead trees in 2015 and 3.3 million in 2014.
"The sheer number of dead trees is hard to imagine, but it’s real and what we have been anticipating for some time now,” said Chief Ken Pimlott, CAL FIRE director and state forester.
“We must continue our work to remove dead trees around roadways and critical infrastructure, while homeowners remove dead trees around their homes."
In October, 2015 Governor Brown signed an executive order due to the tree mortality, which created the state’s Tree Mortality Task Force.
Over 80 local, state and federal agencies, as well as utilities and various stakeholders make up the task force, whose efforts have continued to focus on the coordinated response.
The task force has been working to provide for public health and safety, as the dead trees pose a serious public safety and wildfire threat.
A coordinated effort has been underway to remove dead trees in the 10 counties identified to have the highest hazard.
The 10 counties span from Placer County down through the Central Sierra to Kern County.
While county public works crews have been removing trees along county roads, Caltrans has been hard at work focusing on state highways.
PG&E, Southern California Edison and other utility companies have been removing hazardous trees around their powerlines. All while CAL FIRE and US Forest Service crews continue building fuel breaks and assisting the counties in their efforts. Full report here

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30 comments:

  1. We live in Kern County, California and visit the Sierras often. At Bass Lake, this past weekend, crews were working long hours removing the dead trees but it won't be as easy for crews working near the higher elevations where the terrain can be very unaccessible. My observations? It appears that the die-off involves trees at the lower elevations while trees in the upper elevations aren't as affected.

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  2. Because of the Geo-Engineering Gary Walton. Aluminum, Barium and Strontium for sure in nano-particle form. Also very high UVB!

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    1. Yes intense UVB radiation caused by depletion of the ozone layer and the Toxins plus weather altering Chemtrails and HAARP are 100% at fault.

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  3. This all due to geoengineering. Wake up people!! We are being poisoned from above an all living things are dying. Its not the stupid beetle. That is a horrendous lie.

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  4. This die off is from weather manipulation by our Govt. Geo-engineering..aka..Solar radiation Mgmt. and HAARP are altering our weather...Toxic chemicals like nano aluminum, Barium, Strontium, nano smart dust and many other poisons are slow killing the planet..and all living things. Tree's are dying around the world. My trees in Santee Ca. are too from mold, insects because their immune system is being trashed.

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  5. I've observed many die offs that have one thing in common...planted trees without any regard to diversity. No cedars are planted with the firs. Without the auromatics the beetles thrive.

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  6. In the Spring of 2015, a strong windstorm with rains came through the Grand Traverse area of Michigan which took out mature trees. On my property, three mature Maple trees were downed being at least 100 feet in height. When they were cut, the damage that was unseen because it was within the trunks and large branches became evident. The centers were an orange honey comb, making it remarkable that they stood at all. I was surprised to note how little was their root structure. We have been battling insects that are killing our Elm trees, and people have been warned not to move the debris from the dead trees. I pass by nurseries of pines that are dying and have heard that the Paper Birch trees are struggling to grow. People seem unaware.

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  7. No it's not the beetles, nor the Beatles. Sure, ChemTrails aren't good for man, beast nor plant, yet; a.) Trees need more water b.) It's HOT! c.) According to the Iniuit Eskimos (and my own films, the N. Pole has shifted & Earth has tilted, therefore; CA would now be ~400 mi south where Baja used to be. d.) This would explain much - such as WHY the Baja Tuna Crabs are washing up in Los Angeles. Oh, our Sun is producing (& burning) more Helium all the time from it's OWN Hydrogen (4 Hydrogen = 1 Helium), and...guess which burns hotter? Helium for 500 Alex. -AND with a totally different light spectrum. Perhaps SPF 2500? Stay alert - God Save The Trees! Thank you Gary. Marc* the Arcturian

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    1. Finally someone who knows what they are talking about , hopefully people will shut up n listen well done . Thank you for the correct answer.

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    2. Knows what he is talking about? anyone who MENTIONS "chemtrails" has no idea what they are talking about?

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    3. I guess the CIA Director's recent speech to the Council on Foreign Relations is included in your definitive statement of fact? You should probably get on his advisor list; you obviously know more than he does.

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    4. no the sun does not burn helium and is not a nuclear furnace. no earth has not tilted, nor has the magnetic pole shifted... earth is flat and that is that. chemtrails are quite real and causing havoc on forestry worldwide. www.carnicominstitute.org

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  8. Best description yet Mark Turian.
    Viewed all information you spoke of and also came to the same conclusion.
    You think the physical shift is continuing? You think it's being caused by that large mass on the outer solar system?

    When do you think FEMA will start rounding people up? Before or after the destruction?

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  9. Climate change is altering their ability to adapt, and they cannot migrate.

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    1. no one really knows exactly what is going on for sure, instead i think the best move to take is to focuse on the things that we know for certain are not good for the trees, like for example aluminium and barium, nano particulates, weather warfare, voting with your dollar, helping whatever small way you can to counter attack corruption

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  10. I think he was talking about the "beetles!"

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  11. I'm very glad to see many people know and understand the causal effects of geoengineering/climate engineering, as it relates to this profound degree of tree mortality. In addition to the toxins that are altering the pH of the soil, acting as desiccants, and shredding the protective ozone layer (allowing extremely high levels of UVA, UVB and sometimes UVC in to ground level), the climate disruption (drought, deluge, warming...) and fungal proliferation are also killing trees. It's not just western USA trees. This is global, and it is affecting many species. The bark beetle spread is epidemic, but secondary in cause (attacks already weakened trees). Primary causes must be acknowledged and addressed. http://www.geoengineeringwatch.org/category/tree-die-off/

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  12. Good heavens just get n touch with people like natives that know how to tap into the elements and make it rain!

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  13. That's a nasty-looking bug a theme song looks like that in different states

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  14. If they burned every 3-5 years like the We Natives did for thousands of years, it would be pristine as it was the day europeons arrived. But if you wanna place blame, it's because of Smokey the Bear!!!!

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    1. Nice-Running Bear blames Smokey the Bear!

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  15. Nice to see all the wackos out on this site.

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  16. Plants are the strength of the entire life on earth and a fundamental resource for human welfare. Plants are the backbone of any garden. Great post to read

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