2.4 Million Trees Are Dead in Yosemite National Park

Among Yosemite’s emerald forests, parched brown timber poke out like matchsticks waiting for a spark. 

There are 2.4 million dead trees within about 131,000 acres of the national park, according the latest fall count, says park spokesperson Scott Gediman.

“As long as these things have been tracked, it’s the most dead trees we’ve seen in the park,” Gediman says. read more >>