Beetle devastating Julian, Calif., oaks

JULIAN, Calif. — Invasive beetles are continuing to decimate old-growth trees across Southern California, according to state forest and fire officials who pointed out some of the damage during a grim tour of San Diego County’s backcountry on Wednesday.

Their message hit home at the Green Valley campground near Julian, where a once lush canopy of tall oak trees has been reduced to a barren sea of stumps.

To read the full story by The San Diego Union Tribune, click here.

Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith is a Wisconsin native currently living in Illinois with her husband, Eric, and two dogs, Maggie and Grace. She enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking and, of course, camping in cabins and park models.

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