Millions of trees
in the Sierras and Central Coast are continuing to die off at an alarming rate from a lethal combination of drought, a bark beetle epidemic and warmer temperatures. Heavily impacted trees include Ponderosa, Lodgepole, Sugar and other types of pine trees. Federal officials estimate 26 million trees have been killed in the Sierra Nevada from November of 2015 through June of 2016. This number is expected to increase considerably throughout the year.



Contact Information
Calaveras County
Tree Mortality Task Force
891 Mountain Ranch Road
San Andreas, CA 95249
Identifying Dying Trees

Needles on dying conifer trees and
pines turn a reddish-brown

Flaking bark, or holes in bark caused by
woodpeckers are good indicators that bark beetles or other insects are present

Some Content Provided by the U. S. Department of Agriculture, the USDA Forest Service and CalFire.