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September 8, 2017

17% of standing trees are dead in 11 Western states

The U.S. Forest Service estimates 6.3 billion dead trees were still standing in 11 Western states in 2015, up from 5.8 billion in 2010.

The numbers come from the agency's annual Forest Inventory Analysis Program and include trees at least 5 inches (127 millimeters) in diameter.


 
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