On Grieving Trees

Rocky Mountain National Park ~ Photo: Larry Homberger II For years, a young writer saw the tell-tale signs of beetle kill. And then the infestation came for the pines at her own home. Caitlin Van Buskirk/High Country News I had recognized the signs since I was small: brazen red pines on Monarch Pass in western … Continue reading On Grieving Trees

Trees are Dying of Thirst in the Western Drought

Trees are dying of thirst in the Western drought – here’s what’s going on inside their veins Juniper trees, common in Arizona’s Prescott National Forest, have been dying with the drought. Benjamin Roe/USDA Forest Service via AP Daniel Johnson, University of Georgia and Raquel Partelli Feltrin, University of British Columbia Like humans, trees need water to … Continue reading Trees are Dying of Thirst in the Western Drought