Thoreau’s notes hint: In war of woods, New England trees may lose

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January 16th, 2014

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Richard Primack, College of Arts & Sciences

Buried in rows and columns of meticulous notations of 160 years ago, clues left by Henry David Thoreau point to a war of woods in the changing climate that may leave New England forests looking far different than today…

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“The forests will be different. As the climate begins to warm, and we get ever-milder winters and earlier springs, invasive shrubs and trees are poised to take advantage of the situation. Within a half a century– certainly by end of the century– we will see a lot of die-offs of our native species.”

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