100 Ideas for New Paltz

44. plan tree planting for the effects of global warming on forests

Posted in agriculture, climate change, environment, parks, smart growth by Jason West on June 11, 2009

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has published data about the effects of global warming on Hudson Valley tree species over the next century. Our local trees are going to change from a maple-beech-birch mix to an oak-hickory-pine. According to the DEC, maples are almost definitely on their way out by about 2070-2100. Tailor both public and private tree plantings to those species most likely to survive the climate changes of the next century

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