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David Briggs; inset by Elizabeth Whitney

FIRE HAZARD: Vast swathes of young bishop pines that were seeded on the Inverness Ridge by the Mount Vision Fire of 1995 are being attacked by pitch canker disease, turning the landscape into a virtual tinder box. The airborne pathogen causes the ends of branches to die off; in some cases, particularly among young trees, the canker can be . . .