Can California’s forest and Redwoods grow back?

"In a hundred years, we will have lost almost 20 percent of our forests."

Luke 21:25-26 “And there will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and on the earth distress of nations in perplexity because of the roaring of the sea and the waves, people fainting with fear and with foreboding of what is coming on the world. For the powers of the heavens will be shaken.

Important Takeaways:

  • The last thread of hope to revive California’s trees is vanishing
  • As it turns out, far more of California’s tree cover is disappearing due to wildfires than from drought or logging.
  • To be clear, wildfires remain a natural part of healthy forest ecosystems across the West, and controlled burns are important tools in forest management. But California has a fire deficit.
  • [In short because more people are moving out the city to the forest the ability to safely do control burns has declined and combing over growth with drought it results in larger more destructive fires]
  • With effective fire management, some Northern California forests might eventually grow back. But in the southern mountains, where forests are dying even without fires because of drought stress, chaparral may replace trees permanently.

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