(NaturalNews) In addition to the mass death of bees throughout the United States, there is another potentially life-ending death epidemic occurring as well: the death of millions of oxygen-producing trees.
As noted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Forest Service officials have documented and identified an additional 36 million dead trees across the state of California since their last aerial survey taken in May. The additional trees bring the total number of dead trees since 2010 to more than 102 million, on 7.7 million acres of the state’s drought-stricken forest land.
This year alone, USDA and the Forest Service noted, 62 million trees have died, which is a 100 percent increase in dead trees across the state over the previous year. And what’s more, millions of additional trees are in a weakened state and are expected to die out in the coming months and years.
Fast becoming non-renewable
The loss of this vital resource isn’t just happening in California. It’s also happening near Fukushima, Japan, site of the worst nuclear disaster since the mid-1980s; it’s happening as fires rage through forest land in Indonesia; and it’s happening throughout North America, the Waking Times reported.[…]
Entire regions and mountainsides are losing trees, and in very short order. And while commercial logging operations include the replanting of harvested forests, trees take many years to mature. Also, some have speculated that the tree death is due to a confluence of issues – a sign that rugged trees, more hearty than any other plants, are in a generally weakened condition due to constant assault from pollution and even climate engineering projects.