Cities in California inland areas must make street tree changes to adapt to future climate


Last updated 8/10/2018 at 2:56pm

TEMECULA – Many common street trees now growing in the interior of California are unlikely to persist in the warmer climate expected in 2099, according to research published in the July 2018 issue of the journal Urban Forestry & Urban Greening.

“Urban foresters in inland cities of California should begin reconsidering their palettes of common street trees to prepare for warmer conditions expected in 2099 due to climate change,” Igor Lacan, University of California’s Cooperative Extension environmental horticulture adviser in the Bay Area and the study’s co-author, said.

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