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In an era of bigger wildfires, are trees the enemy?

Yesterday and today we give thanks: Northern California is getting its first significant rainfall in months, ending the Golden State’s typically dry summer-autumn season — and finally help extinguishing its unusually destructive wildland fires. Thanks, of course, also go to hundreds of firefighters who risk their lives to save lives. And hundreds more volunteers who helped their neighbors. This and other recent fires have burned more homes, and killed more people, than ever before in recent CA history. As of this post, over 80 people are reported killed, and hundreds more are still missing from the Camp Fire in Paradise, CA, the most destructive of property (about 14,500 structures includ

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