Trees still feel state drought’s strain

A male turkey shows his feathers at the base of an oak tree in Mariposa. Oaks provide food for wild turkeys, deer and tree squirrels.The oaks and pines that dot the hills of Mariposa County are struggling to survive the double punch of insect infestation and drought.
Mariposa County is unique in the state because there are the about the same number of oaks today that were here before
Europeans came. No wholesale destruction of oaks has been done in the county, compared to others that have turn...

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