Bugs, disease building Washington forests unhealthy

In 2019, there were 658,000 acres of sick and dying trees in Washington as a result of bugs and disease.

KITTITAS COUNTY, Wash. — The eastern 50 percent of Washington has almost 3 million acres of unhealthy forest, according to the Washington State Division of Purely natural Sources.

Harmful addresses a large assortment of fears, which includes forests that are overgrown. It also contains forests that are infested with bugs and fungi.

In 2015, aerial surveys identified 338,000 acres of sick and dying trees. By 2019, that variety had nearly doubled to 658,000 acres of trees that are useless and

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