Here's a virtually clear (cut) case of not being able to see the forest for the lack of trees. This photo is the startling result of the thinning program the U.S. Forest Service is proposing for more than 30 million acres of national forestlands in the West. This "thinning" was done in Coconino National Forest, outside of Flagstaff, Arizona.
The destruction level of wild fires.
PHOTO: AP PHOTO/JOE CAVARETTA