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18 million trees died in California last year; officials say that's an improvement

LOS ANGELES - Another 18 million trees in California died over the last year, a grim toll that nonetheless officials see as a sign the epic forest die-off in the state's mountains is finally slowing.

A study by state and federal forest officials released Monday noted that the 18 million dead trees since the fall of 2017 marks a major decline from the last study in 2016, which detected 62 million

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