Some foresters say many Northwest forests simply have too many trees. That makes them more prone to disease, insects - and most worrisome of all - mega-fires. But what’s the best way to thin out forests and bring these areas back to more natural conditions? Turns out, there’s an app for that.
This hillside in Central Washington is covered with trees, mostly Douglas fir with some pine sprinkled in. Their canopy acts as an umbrella, effectively blocking the fat raindrops starting to fall from the sky.