Large swaths of brown dead trees contrast against the green of living trees on the Western slope of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in July 2015.
Large swaths of brown dead trees contrast against the green of living trees on the Western slope of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in July 2015. Los Angeles Times/TNS file
Large swaths of brown dead trees contrast against the green of living trees on the Western slope of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in July 2015. Los Angeles Times/TNS file