New Report: GeoEngineering Killing Rare & Endangered Trees on CA. Coast
by (TLB) contributing writer, Dale Williams
A recently published paper in the Journal of Geography, Environment and Earth Science International has concluded that increasing ultraviolet radiation and aluminum poisoning caused by the aerial spraying in our skies are the primary drivers of the Torrey Pine Tree die-off near San Diego. The paper titled, “Previously Unrecognized Primary Factors in the Demise of Endangered Torrey Pines, A Microcosm of Global Forest Die-Offs” is written by a trio of authors that includes an atmospheric chemistry expert, medical doctor and Torrey Pine expert. It is based on an analysis of condensed fog, field observation of environmental and pathogen damage, and an extensive literature search. The paper went through a rigorous peer review process obtaining the approval scientists worldwide.
Quote from conclusion of the above paper:
“These anthropogenic stressors cause trees to be weakened and susceptible to insects such as bark beetles, to fungal infections, and to other biotic factors.”
Torrey Pine Trees are broad, open crowned trees with long gray-green needles that usually grow in groups of five and reach about 50 feet tall in the wild. Growing in a Mediterranean climate, they rely upon an extensive root system and coastal fog to survive. They are thought to be the remnants of an ancient forest that grew along the Southern California coast, but now grow naturally only on a small strip of San Diego coastline and on Santa Rosa Island, 175 miles to the north. The majestic Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, with scenic sandstone cliffs and views to the ocean, along with the world famous Torrey Pines Golf Course, host to the Professional Golfer’s Association, are most noticeable areas of the die-off.
Since 2015, Torrey Pine Trees have been dying off at an alarming rate. Approximately one-third of the 3,000 trees that grew naturally have died and most of the remaining trees are damaged. An overview of the die-off can be seen in the first few minutes of this video, “The Torrey Pine Tree Die-off, Why they need to be analyzed”.
The official story is that drought and bark beetles are killing them. But trees that died on Torrey Pines Golf Course were being watered and did not have many beetles, which indicates drought and beetles are not the primary cause. California State Parks, the responsible agency for the Reserve, refuses to investigate anything other than drought and beetles.
– An analysis of the condensed fog that drips off tree needles measured an extremely high amount of aluminum. The analysis is available here. The amount of aluminum measured was 130 (one hundred thirty) times higher than allowed in drinking water. The analysis was so high that it is suspected there are cycles of deposition and evaporation whereby contaminants from fog settle on pine needles, then the water portion evaporates, leaving the contaminants more concentrated. This cycle repeats and the contaminants become even more concentrated. Aluminum is toxic to pine trees.
“The aluminum content of the condensed fog was so high that it is suspected there are cycles of deposition and evaporation … leaving the contaminants more concentrated.”
– Destructive changes in the trunk, branches and foliage on the sun-exposed side of the trees are prominent. This damage is likely caused by elevated levels of ultraviolet solar radiation created in part by aerosol spraying of our skies with material that contains ozone-killing chlorine.
Newly released science about GeoEngineeing can well explain the increasing ultraviolet radiation and aluminum damage we are seeing, as shown in this video via The HAARP Report…
Other research into GeoEngineering and it’s resulting damage can be found in the published Papers by J. Marvin Herndon, PhD
– A review of the tree symptoms reveals that there is not only beetle damage but also extensive and obvious fungal damage. Fungal damage is easily distinguished from beetle damage as shown in the below picture. Beetle damage is identified by holes in the bark with tunneling and sawdust under the bark. Fungal damage is identified by oily and excessive resin, silvery discolored bark and resin accumulation on bark near branch tips. The fungal damage remains unacknowledged by authorities and is probably attracting bark beetles.
Both the condensed fog analysis and specific examples of fungal damage are discussed in the video above, “The Torrey Pine Tree Die-off, Why they need to be analyzed”. As to discussing GeoEngineering as a cause of Tree Damage with State Park officials, that is a battle for another day. Remember.. they refuse to investigate anything other than drought and beetles. With GeoEngineering being “a maker” of drought by moving weather systems, it could well be it will provide a foot in the door for that discussion.
Comparison of bark beetle damage to fungal damage. Picture #1 is bark beetle damage. Pictures #2, 3 and 4 are fungal damage. The fungal damage remains unacknowledged by authorities and is probably attracting bark beetles. All pictures taken at Torrey Pines Reserve or Golf Course in May, 2018.
The author of this article has been asking California State Parks to analyze these trees for over 3 years. After continued denial, he started a petition in September, 2017, asking them to do so. It was then put on the back burner while the above paper was worked on and published. He has reactivated the petition. ~TLB ed. Please sign it here, “Ask California State Parks to Test Torrey Pine Trees for Aluminum Poisoning”.
Quote from petition:
“As I watched them die, I wondered why nobody was testing the soil or analyzing tree samples or doing anything that might help determine why they were dying.”
About the writer
Dale Williams is a retired landscape architect and former volunteer docent at Torrey Pines Reserve. His web page www.TorreyPineTreesNeedaLabTest.net includes detailed information on the die-off.
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