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Death by degrees

An insidious problem has taken hold in the forests of the American West, quietly thinning their ranks. Mortality rates in seemingly healthy conifer stands have doubled in the past several decades. Often, new trees aren't replacing dying ones, setting the stage for a potentially dramatic change in
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Overgrown Pine Forests Still A Danger

Arizona's ponderosa pine forests have been allowed to grow so dense that they are primed to spawn immense wildfires that threaten not just trees and wildlife but watersheds, a Northern Arizona University forestry expert said Tuesday.
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