By KATHLEEN NOLANLEMONTE, Reuters|LEAVE TO STREET: A rare woody species in California’s Santa Rosa Mountains is changing how we view deforestation and the threat it poses to forests worldwide.

Woody pallets are tiny wooden trees with a trunk that can reach up to 30 feet (9 meters) tall.

They are native to temperate climates and are found throughout most of the world, but only in California, where the tree has thrived in the Sierra Nevada since the late 19th century.

Researchers at the University of California, Santa Cruz, have discovered an entirely new species of woody pallet in the Santa Rosa mountains of Northern California, which is the first of its kind in the world.

The woody palms are not native to California, but were introduced there from other parts of North America, said researcher Andrea Bessette.

The discovery opens the door for other trees to benefit from the new woody palm’s natural habitat, Bessettes said.

A tree with a tree trunk that is 30 feet tall is rare, but a species of tree that is the size of a small house tree is quite rare, said Bessnette.

This tree is very well adapted to the climate, and we don’t have any evidence of any other tree that’s the size that it is.

The new tree is one of three species that were identified by the researchers.

The other two are white pines, or white pine, and oak.

The species name is Cerro Pines, and it’s a long-lived species.

This new tree will probably be the only species that will be able to survive into the future, said lead author Daniel A. Stauffer, a doctoral student in forest ecology at UC Santa Cruz.

The researchers are currently collecting specimens from the trees and are working to determine how it got there.

The study will determine whether the new species is similar to the white pine and oak, or if it is a completely different species, Staufer said.

The Santa Rosa trees will be used in future studies of the woody plant and how it affects forest health, Stouffer said.

Scientists believe that the woodwood pallet, Cerro Palmis, has been a keystone species in the southern Sierra Nevada for decades.

Its branches are so strong that they can support up to 500 people, said study co-author Mark Schilling, a professor of plant and soil science at UC Berkeley.

The trees are native in the northern part of the Sierra, in the Sonoran Desert.

They are found in nearly 1,000 forests and have a range of sizes from a single tree in the middle of a forest to hundreds of trees in the highest mountains of the Santa Cruz Mountains.

The forest has experienced a massive decline in the last 50 years due to logging, including an area of more than 2,000 square miles (4,000 sq km) in some parts.

The forests are also the habitat for a wide variety of species, including many of the plants that are essential to the health of the soil and ecosystem.

The tree has been one of the most important trees in Santa Rosa’s landscape, as it provides shade for people, shrubs and trees in surrounding areas.

The scientists are also working to identify other trees that are similar to Cerro Palms and that can benefit from its native habitat.

This will also help them understand how the tree might respond to other threats, such as climate change.

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