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Forest Digest: August 19, 2018

August 19th, 2018|Tags: , , |


Check out what’s happened this week in forest news!

Trump says blazes ‘not a global warming thing’ – E&E News

Recent comments from the administration may deny the connection between wildfire and climate change, but science says otherwise. Jad Daley, President & CEO of American Forests, responds – “If you’re saying the climate’s the same and we can just keep replanting the forests that have always survived here, then you’re guaranteed to just be planting new firewood.”

Scientists have forecast for the rest of California’s fire season; it isn’t prettyNapa Valley Register

Firefighters have already faced over 100 large blazes, but the rest of the season is expected to be even hotter and drier.

Trees Are Migrating West to Escape Climate Change – EcoWatch

In an effort to find wetter climates, tree species like oak and maple are going west in search of rain.

Frequent fires make droughts harder for young trees, even in wet eastern forestsScienceDaily

As the climate changes, eastern forests are more likely to experience longer droughts, meaning new management tactics may be necessary.

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