A whitebark pine growing on the rock overlooking Big Pine Creek in the Eastern Sierra Nevada.
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Joan Dudney
Whitebark pines growing in cold, high elevation regions grew more during droughts, which lengthened their growing season.

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The cover of A Forest Journey by John Perlin with a forest in the background
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UC Santa Barbara & Patagonia Media
The Thomas Fire burns the mountains above Ventura and Santa Barbara
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Carsten Schertzer / iSTOCK
The 2017-18 Thomas Fire burned 282,000 acres in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties.

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