Maple Trees. Photo by NPS/Jacquie Tinkler.
Climate change threatens some of the most treasured natural and historic places in our nation. An example in the Eastern Woodlands bioregion that park managers are concerned about is shifting vegetation due to warming temperatures. Climate change may reduce the habitat for the sugar maple and shift its range northward, while at the same time decreasing the season length for maple production. This migrating tree scenario would result in parks losing some of the stately trees that characterize the landscape.
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