First it was birds falling out of the sky and hundreds of dead fish washing up on beaches. Now the pine trees in Montana are dying. There may be no Christmas trees in Montana next year. On, Laura Zuckerman quotes plant disease expert Linnea Skoglund as sying, "As we go through winter, these trees are continuing to die; it’s one big laboratory out there." She quotes forestry specialist Peter Kolb as saying, "In this past year it’s become an epidemic throughout Montana." It can’t have to do with something in the soil, because the tree death starts at the TOP and gradually works its way down the more