Wildfire: Helping Aspen Get One Step Ahead of a Warming Climate

As the climate warms, tree species distributions are shifting, and managers are considering whether to promote the same tree species that previously existed at a site or more climate-adapted trees. Will long-lived tree species migrate on their own as fast as the climate is changing? Recently published work by Rocky Mountain Research Station research forester Mike Battaglia, Colorado State University’s Katie Nigro, Miranda Redmond, and Monique Rocca, and Western Colorado University’s Jonathan Coop addressed this question.

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