Large swaths of brown dead trees contrast against the green of the living trees on the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada east of the San Joaquin Valley, on July 28, 2015. (Al Seib/Los Angels Times/TNS)
Large swaths of brown dead trees contrast against the green of the living trees on the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada east of the San Joaquin Valley, on July 28, 2015. (Al Seib/Los Angels Times/TNS) Al Seib TNS
Large swaths of brown dead trees contrast against the green of the living trees on the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada east of the San Joaquin Valley, on July 28, 2015. (Al Seib/Los Angels Times/TNS) Al Seib TNS