March 5, 2013
The Pinyon Pines that mingle with juniper to dominate the scenery of Rim Country have suffered mass die-offs and a drop in cone production.
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Climate shift threatens wholesale slaughter of tree that dominates Rim Country
The projected rise in the length and severity of drought could devastate the pinyon pine forests that surround Payson, according to a growing body of research.