Journal archives for August 2016

August 28, 2016

Sudden oak death wiping out millions of trees, altering ecosystem.

Choked with the detritus of at least 70 million dead trees, vast tracts of the landscape have become a botanical emergency room, parched by drought, invaded by damaging insects and infected with a deadly organism that may have piggybacked its way to the state on rhododendron leaves.

http://www.orovillemr.com/general-news/20160827/sudden-oak-death-wiping-out-millions-of-trees-altering-ecosystem

Posted on August 28, 2016 15:47 by biohexx1 biohexx1 | 0 comments | Leave a comment

August 16, 2016

August 10, 2016

Oak trees in the Santa Monica Mountains hit hard by drought.

Dave Edwards has hiked in the Santa Monica Mountains for decades, but the view has changed in the past few years.

Hundreds, if not thousands, of trees have died, leaving hillsides with gray and brown patches.

http://www.vcstar.com/news/special/outdoors/oak-trees-in-the-santa-monica-mountains-hit-hard-by-drought-38b7b50b-66c9-36d7-e053-0100007ff56c-388960071.html

Posted on August 10, 2016 23:43 by biohexx1 biohexx1 | 0 comments | Leave a comment