Industry News: Conservation

Why Trees Matter

Wednesday, November 28, 2018  
Posted by: Dana Walker

TREES are on the front lines of our changing climate. And when the oldest trees in the world

 

suddenly start dying, it’s time to pay attention.

North America’s ancient alpine bristlecone forests are falling victim to a voracious beetle and an Asian fungus. In Texas, a prolonged drought killed more than five million urban shade trees last year and an additional half-billion trees in parks and forests. In the Amazon, two severe droughts have killed billions more.

The common factor has been hotter, drier weather.

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