Has anybody but me noticed that all the coniferous trees are dying? They are dropping their needles like crazy. The deciduous trees look terrible too, they are shedding bark and losing limbs. The past few weeks the shrubs like rhodies, boxwood etc. have started turning yellow.
I have been searching since last summer, when the deciduous trees starting looking scorched, for an explanation as to what looks like a rapidly accelerating mass extinction (when the trees go, so do a lot of birds and animals).
Possible explanations are background ozone, climate-change induced drying and warming, acid rain, or even ultraviolate radiation.