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Crater Lake Dying Forest

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Crater Lake’s iconic whitebark pine trees have been dying for decades and park ecologists estimate that they will be wiped out within 50 years. Blister rust, a fungus introduced from Europe over 100 years ago, has infected trees throughout the west coast region. Although the future looks bleak, scientists are trying to figure out methods for protecting the trees from this disease.

First Broadcast: 2003
Producer: Ed Jahn

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