Is it just me, or has anyone noticed recently that the trees seem to die off rather quickly? Will start a new game in a dense forest and by year 3 it looks like parkland. Maybe it happened before and I'm only noticing now, not sure.
All the Oak and Maple die off right away and you left with a very thin covering of half mature Aspen and Pine (sorry if my tree identification stinks, I live in the desert). This even happens in areas I've never touched on the far edge of the map.
Its not a huge issue, but it make keeping stocks of wood and furnace fuel a more difficult, as well as looking like a forest fire came through.