As a transplant to Colorado, I am admittedly partial to the trees of my home state of California. I have, nonetheless, always enjoyed the Fall in Colorado; its mountains filled with lodgepole pine trees and aspen trees -- painting the hills beautiful shades of yellow and orange.
Mountains that I had lived by for many years and had come to take for granted
A phenomenon of rising regional temperatures, drought, forest fires and insect infestations (pine and twig beetles), it is predicted that the lodgepole pine tree will be completely wiped out within the next few years (an area the size of Rhode Island).
The aspen trees will be gone before the new century is over if the course continues unheeded.
and then you will understand everything better.
~ Albert Einstein ~