Trees are massively disappearing in California

California lost almost 1/10e of its trees since 1985 due to fires, drought, and removals. A real massive disappearance that continues to spread and worsen.

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While California relies on its forests to capture carbon dioxide, primarily responsible for the Causes and consequences of global warming
According to experts from the IPCC, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, global warming of the planet…” data-image=” midioriginal/e/3/b/e3b72826bf_114784_global-warming-illustration.jpg” data-url=”” data-more= “Read more”>global warming, and store it in the ground, the state sees its trees disappear year after year. A new study ofuniversity of california reports a dramatic finding on the evolution of forests: they are disappearing in masse sous drought pressure, fires, rising temperatures, but also withdrawals. The growth of trees and forests cannot catch up with the frenetic pace of climatic disasters, in addition to the pression exerted by the human need for constructions and furnishings. Statewide, forests have lost at least 6.7 percent of their trees in less than 40 years, between 1985 and 2021. But in Southern California, an area ravaged by fires every summer, 14% of the trees have disappeared.

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No less than 9.5 million trees would have died in California in 2021, according to the American forest service. Since 2010, a total of 172 million trees have died in the state. Ten years ago, the Forest Service was already concerned about California tree mortality, which at the time was mostly located south of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. This ” mortality epidemic » then spread to the whole state and particularly affects the forests of conifers. When not burned in fires, trees weakened by heat Physicists refer to heat as thermal energy. In the international system, it is therefore measured in joules (J). Heat corresponds more precisely to a transfer…” data-image=”” data-url=”” data-more=”Read more”>heat and drought are ravaged by bark beetlessmall beetles that proliferate under the bark of pine trees throughout the American West.

California nature is undergoing a true transformation

If Californian trees have indeed entered a phase of gradual disappearance, this is not the case for all plants: grasses and small shrubs are on the increase everywhere in the State, which testifies to a change in ‘ecosystem. Some of these plants, on the other hand, are invasive species, which are not native to California and which sometimes have the property of being even more conducive to the outbreak of brush or forest fires. Another concern that arises from this change in vegetation: the To provide additional details, specialists can decline the term with different prefixes: avifauna therefore concerns birds…” data-image=”https://cdn.futura” data-url=” zoology-fauna-2269/” data-more=”Read more”>wildlife local is not necessarily able to feed on these plants from elsewhere, and the animals lack shelter and shade in the event of high temperatures. Trees are indeed increasingly replaced by small vegetation. California’s nature is recreating itself in a different way, putting many of the species that depend on it at risk.

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