photo looking up into the crown of a bigleaf mapleNew member Ian Rose (@ianrosewrites) writes for Earth Island Journal about an alarming decline of the iconic bigleaf maple in Washington state. All over the state, people had been reporting trees losing leaves or simply just dying, and the reason for the devastation was a mystery. Now, more than a decade after the first reports, researchers have finally fingered the culprits. Photo by Jsayre64 via Wikimedia Commons