Penn State Extension will hold a free How Does Climate Change Affect Forest Trees and Falls Colors in the Eastern U. S. webinar from noon to 1 pm on Wednesday, September 15th
The eastern US is unique in that climate change (warming) has been mainly limited to the northern region. This has been coupled with an increase in precipitation, which has mitigated most of the negative impacts seen in the western US and many other locations worldwide.
In this webinar, Marc Abrams, Professor from Penn State’s Department of Ecosystem Science and Management, will explain that while some negative impacts of climate change exist in eastern forests, there are a surprising number of ways that trees have benefited, such as the increase in CO2 stimulating photosynthesis, water-use efficiency, and growth. The main impact on fall color to date has been in delaying peak colors by a few days to a few weeks depending on location in the eastern US.
To take part in this webinar, register at https://web.cvent.com/event/00128610-7b9a-471e-a626-43951ca9563f/summary