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Valley's trees are falling victim to drought

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A group of non-irrigated oak trees, near the Pratt Trail, show varying impacts of the lack of water. The younger tree on the left shows considerable browning of its leaves and will likely die if it doesen't receive water soon. (photo by Tim Dewar)

Tim Dewar, Ojai Valley News publisher

The Ojai Valley stands to lose one to five percent of its trees if the valley’s water issues aren’t addressed very soon, according to one local arborist.
One of the critical issues, however, is not within anyone’s ability to control — we need rain.

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