This 38 year old Fir shows the effects of the recent drought years. Many trees this size are down in our area of the Sierra Mountain Range. Stressed by drought, trees do not survive heavy snows such as we have had this year. Many of the old dead Sugar Pines, that stand as silver reminders of the "old forest" before out time, are down. Creeks, rivers and back roads are criss-crossed by downed trees.