Several times researchers talked about the drastic impact of climate change on the forests located at Northern hemisphere.
Lately, the Nature World News presented a report that demonstrates the condition of Minnesota, where trees are relatively more common than the original species of that forest. Minnesota is a state located in the Midwestern United States.
The trees such as black cherry, red maple and white oak are more in number than the species like white spruce and balsam fir tree. It appears like these kinds of trees are facing a real difficulty in getting used to the modification in temperature.
Recently, a researcher of Penn State’s College of Agricultural science claimed that changes in climate is not the basic reason behind the overhaul of forests. He gave this statement, particularly for the forest situated in the eastern United State.
Marc Abrams, a Forest ecology researcher believes that these forests are still struggling to retrieve from the state which emerged in 1800s. The state is generally known as “disequilibrium” that occurred due to the cutting and burning of the trees in the late 1800s and beginning of 1900s
Furthermore, Abram said that the alteration produced by both the natural and man played a more vital role than the usual change in climate.
Moreover, he emphasized that scientists are more concerned about the effect of the climate change than environmental. Undoubtedly, climate changes are extremely significant, but it cannot suppress the importance of environmental change of the forests of Western U.S.
The study is printed in the journal of Global Change Biology. In this report researchers put side by side the data of the presettlement original land survey and the present state of vegetation in the western U.S forests.