Graph courtesy of Climate Central.
2018 was also another near-record year for America’s weather and climate disasters. So what does this mean for our native trees? A lot!
How do fir, spruce, pine, beech, oak and ash ranges change?
See the video “Ecological responses to Climate Changes.” In essence, Profession Jack Williams tells us the boreal trees we love will move farther north, while the hardwoods will become more prominent. This has happened before, but over a period of a thousands of years — not the faster climate change we have been experiencing since the 1960s. So whether or not plants can move fast enough to survive is the big question. Let’s hope they can….
For more info, see Climate Control’s 2018 Global Temp Review: Land & Ocean.