|Sustainable Living Seminar - Climate Change Impact on our Trees|
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
We love our trees!
They add beauty, enhance our connection to nature and add value to our properties and community. Trees provide shade which helps to cool and reduce our energy costs and consumption. They provide habitat for birds and other wildlife, moderate wind and diffuse noise from traffic. Environmentally, trees are also very important because they reduce soil erosion and run off which leads to a cleaner supply of water. Trees absorb carbon dioxide in the air counteracting the global greenhouse effect and they produce oxygen and filter airborne particles helping to reduce air pollution.
But are these gentle giants in trouble because of our changing climate?
Our guest speaker will be Dr. Songlin Fei, co-leading author of the Indiana Climate Change Impact Assessment Forestry Report, and a professor in the Department of Forestry and Natural Resources at Purdue. Songlin will give us an update on the new Forestry Report which will be released May 15th. We will also hear from Kevin Daugherty, arborist with the Carmel Urban Forestry Committee. Kevin will speak on the state of trees in Carmel and what we can do to protect the trees and landscaping in our yards.
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