Find out the latest in forest news in this week’s Forest Digest!
- Climate Change Threatens to Destroy the Planet’s Oldest Tree Species — Futurism.com
As temperatures continue to rise, one of the world’s oldest tree species, the bristlecone pine — some of which are more than 5,000 years old — is at risk of going extinct as its frigid mountain ecosystems begin to warm due to climate change.
- Ghost forests signal what’s to come due to accelerating sea level rise — Newsworks.org
A Rutgers professor, Ken Able, and a graduate student, Jennifer Walker, explore “ghost forests,” forests of dead, drowned trees peaking through marshes created by increasing sea level rise due to climate change.
- One of England’s most historic forests is in danger of becoming a fracking site — TheCanary.co
Sherwood Forest, a royal forest located in Nottinghamshire, England, and famous for its association to the legend of Robin Hood, has found itself in the midst of a controversial battle to prevent becoming a fracking site.
- Ash dieback—insect threat to fungus-resistant trees — Psy.org
According to new research from the universities of Exeter and Warwick, it has been revealed that ash trees that are resistant to killer dieback fungus are actually more vulnerable to pest attacks.