The 2011 drought wreaked havoc on the state’s trees, but according to a new report, few of them died directly from dehydration. Rather, trees weakened by the drought likely fell prey to a different culprit: diseases and insects.
CARLOS MORALES reports for KUT News where this story was originally published. It is reprinted here through a news partnership between The Texas Tribune and the San Marcos Mercury.
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