Pests, Drought & Disease
Warming temperatures have made forests drier and more susceptible to drought and disease while milder winters have allowed invasive species like the Mountain Pine Beetle to proliferate.
With Natural Resources Canada saying that the rate of projected climate change is expected to be 10 to 100 times faster than the ability of trees to migrate naturally in Canada, Canada’s Registered Professional Foresters are the first line of defence against these climate emergencies, able to quickly identify and mitigate outbreaks, diseased trees and high-risk fire areas. Modern forest management strategies not only prioritize these areas, removing dead or deteriorating trees to prevent further risk or ecosystem collapse, but forest management plans consider what was there before and regenerate harvested areas with trees that are better adapted to warming temperatures and future climate conditions.
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