Unknown unknowns: the emergence of unexpected interactions between climate change and forest health

Red spruce mortality near Asheville, NC

A story of drought in western North Carolina and its impact on red spruce trees. Explores interactions between climate change, elevated nitrogen deposition and insects.

Presenter: 
Steve McNulty
USDA Forest Service Southern Research Station
USDA Forest Service Eastern Forest Environmental Threat Assessment Center
Contributors: 

Videography - Ben Nieves
Technical production - Jeffrey Guntle

Video Length: 
13:18
Publication date: 
01/15/2012
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Interactions between various forest stressors, for example drought, insects, and critical loads of acidity in forest soils.

The Mt. Mitchell drought in western North Carolina and its impact on red spruce trees.