Why are many trees dying?


RICKETY—This large oak tree at Chesebro Meadow in Old Agoura is showing its age and shedding branches.
One by one, big trees are disappearing, the sound of songbirds replaced by the buzz of chain saws and crews cleaning up dead branches.
According to the U.S. Forest Service, 102 million trees have died in forests across California since 2010 due to heat, drought and infestation from beetles and other bugs.
Many heritage oak trees in the Santa Monica Mountains and surrounding open spaces a...

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