After Dead Trees Come Down, PG&E Starts Hauling Them Away
TWAIN HARTE — Nestled in the central Sierra Nevada, this town of 2,200 boasts it has more trees than people. But now, after years of drought and bark beetle damage, many trees in Tuolumne and other nearby counties are dead or dying.
The U.S. Forest Service says 26 million trees have died in California since October 2015, bringing the total to 66 million since 2010. All the dead trees are fuel for wildfire.