Yosemite's Big Trees Disappearing
- Thursday, 04 June 2009
There's no denying the splendor of the giant trees that grace the west coast. But even giants aren't impervious to climate change, it seems.
Just as Yosemite's glaciers are disappearing, so too are the trees. An examination of data collected from the 1930s to 1990s has revealed that the numbers of giant, old-growth trees in Yosemite National Park have dropped dramatically during the 60-year span—and that worries researchers.
If climate change isn't the only cause of this thinning of the forest, a recent BBC article reveals the research team considers it an "important driver."Click here to read our full article at TreeHugger.