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July 23rd, 2012
Audio: Drought not the only factor in Texas tree deaths

by CARLOS MORALES

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.

TEXAS TRIBUNE PHOTO by ALEX THOMSON

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