Trees are migrating west to escape climate change

Popular Science | 8/17/2018 | Staff
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To be clear, the study focused only on the eastern half the country, meaning tree species didn’t move to, for example, California, Oregon, or Washington. In fact, the transition was gradual. “Species, on average, moved about 10 miles per decade, or about one county during the study period,” Fei said.

The trees have picked up on the trends driven by climate change, moving from regions getting less rainfall than in the past to those that are getting more. Even though the Southeast still gets more rainfall than the Midwest, it’s been receiving less in recent years than its historical average, Fei said....
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