Dry winter leading to tree deaths across New Mexico

New Mexico News
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Trees across the state are showing the effects of drought after an unusually dry winter.

Aerial survey shows New Mexico and Arizona experienced the largest uptick in tree mortality since the early 2000s.

The dry weather has opened the door to pests like bark beetles resulting in the die-off of thousands of acres in the southwest.

The surveys done earlier this year do not account for the expected loss of pinon trees.

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