Fir Trees All Over The Pacific Northwest Are Dying In Large Numbers

Fir Trees: According to research carried out by the United States Forest Service in 2022, which has not yet been published, a record-breaking number of fir trees died in the states of Oregon and Washington.

Fir Trees All Over The Pacific Northwest Are Dying In Large Numbers

The “significant and disturbing” mortality event, which researchers have dubbed “Firmageddon,” is the largest die-off that has ever been recorded for fir trees in the two states combined.

More than 1.23 million acres, or more than 1,900 square miles, of fir forests in Oregon and Washington, have been observed to have died off, according to the Forest Service.

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However, Oregon was the state that was most severely affected. In Oregon alone, the Forest Service found dead firs across approximately 1.1 million acres of forest, which is equivalent to over 1,700 square miles. The numbers recorded for the state this year are nearly twice as high as those recorded during any of the previous die-offs.

Fir Trees All Over The Pacific Northwest Are Dying In Large Numbers
Fir Trees All Over The Pacific Northwest Are Dying In Large Numbers

The Fremont, Winema, Ochoco, and Malheur National Forests are among the areas that have been hit the hardest by the fire.

According to the findings of the surveys, the Fremont National Forest, which is the most southern of the forests, was the one that took the greatest hit.

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