Sunday, July 19, 2009

Assiting Migration of Trees in the Northwest

Associated Press reports on a large-scale Canadian project to plant 16 tree species in areas that may be more suitable to them as climate change. The project involves several planting sites in British Columbia and the Northwestern United States. Geneticist Gregg O'Neill, who heads the project, notes the need to plant trees that can thrive over the next 80 years while the climate changes. British Columbia has also relaxed its elevation restrictions on re-planting by timber companies in an effort to facilitate adpation of tree species to climate change. The assisted migration project's website is here.

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