WATCH: A Brief History of the California Lawn How did a state with millions of acres of desert end up with so many lawns? The answer, in part, has to do with nostalgia. But as you’ll see from the video, many Californians now are replacing that nostalgia with something new.
As California’s historic drought continues into its fourth year,
the state’s forests are being hit hard by years of below-average
precipitation. According to a new study conducted by the U.S. Forest
Service, at least 12.5 million trees in California’s national forests
have died during the current drought — adding more brittle, dry
vegetation to areas already threatened by potentially explosive wildfires.