Juniper trees across Southwest Colorado are taking a mysterious turn

Across Southwest Colorado, juniper trees may look like they’re dying, but local foresters say the situation is a lot more complicated – and puzzling – than meets the eye.

“It’s very strange,” said Gretchen Fitzgerald, a forester for the U.S. Forest Service based in Durango. “No one is really sure what’s going on except that it seems to be potentially related to the weather.”


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