Sounds of the High Country

Killing trees to save the forest

December 11, 2013
Killing trees to save the forest New research shows that trees in the Western U.S. are much more sensitive to warming temperatures than previously thought, and that recent increases in average temperature may already be affecting tree mortality across the west.

For the latest edition of Sounds of the High Country, KDNK's collaboration with the environmental magazine High Country News, Nelson Harvey spoke with the magazine's assistant editor Cally Carswell about some of that new research.

He found out that what scientists are learning about tree mortality today could have major impacts on how we prepare for the future effects of global warming.
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