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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