I believe this about trees, yet some of us live in the Pacific Northwest which is burning up literally from massive forest fires partially caused by record breaking spring through fall droughts over the past four years. People are wearing masks and hiding out indoors next to HEPA air filters from the smoke that is blocking the sun. Millions of acres of trees hundreds of years old from Oregon to BC, including a temperate rainforest, are not keeping our area free from drought. If trees bring on rain, I would expect our springs, summers and falls to have regular rainfall as in the past -- maybe just some variation from year to year, a little less one year, a little more another year... but not this type of ongoing damaging drought. If droughts come and go anyway regardless of trees, how is it that trees are protecting from damaging drought... if drought comes and goes, regardless of massive numbers of trees. May I guess, is it that they'll protect it from being worse, or from year-round droughts vs. just spring through fall? Ironically, hundreds of thousands of acres of trees are burning to the ground because regardless of some winter rain, the drought was bad enough anyway to destroy the trees that might have at least protected from a worse future drought. Nature does create fires, of course, and some species depend on forest fires. But nature more often creates a more gentle low-to-the-ground fire that moves slowly across the forest floor, leaving the larger, older trees and allowing wildlife to escape and rebuild. These wildfire monsters we're having are destroying trees that are 200 feet or more tall and are extremely destructive to nature and humans. We're looking for solutions and any ideas or feedback is appreciated. Goats for forest fire mitigation and gentle "prescribed" fires that virtually don't harm wildlife are two possibilities to reduce the fuel load naturally, mimicking how nature would do it.