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North Carolina Botanical Garden

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100 Old Mason Farm Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27517 United States

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February 2015
Free

Climate Change in the Forest: Effects of Urban and Global Warming on Trees and Pests

February 26 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Elsa Youngstead, Entomologist Trees are essential to our wild and urban landscapes. They purify the air, cool the environment, provide wildlife habitat, and benefit human health. City trees, however, face serious stresses, including the urban heat island effect. Cities are warmer than the surrounding landscape, and research shows that urban hotspots favor insect pests. This talk will examine how urban warming helps pests and harms trees, and asks whether global warming will cause similar issues in rural forests. Free, but…

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