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Furniture Company Revives California Trees Killed By Drought

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For six years, drought ravaged the California landscape. When rain finally hit the state last winter, over 100 million trees had already dried out and died across the 7.7 million acres of forestland, according to the U.S. Forest Service, leaving them vulnerable to mountain beetles invasions, which burrow into the bark, lay eggs, and eat their way through the bark. While this blocks the circulation of water and nutrients around the tree, the beetle's larvae also leave a fungus that creates streaks of orange, green and blue wood across the light-colored pine, rendering them unusable by "furniture purists."