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True fir mortality: canaries of mixed-conifer forests

UC Davis Tahoe Science Center 291 Country Club Dr., Incline Village, NV

Winter Science Speaker Series Have you noticed all the dead trees around Tahoe? Trees in our region are dying at an alarming rate, specifically true firs. Red and white firs are an important ecosystem component to mixed-conifer forests of the Sierra Nevada. However, fir mortality is currently at moderate to severe levels in our forests. Historically