Climate Change Is Robbing the Northeast of Reds

The iconic fiery fall foliage of the Yankee forest is showing up later as falls get warmer and winters milder.

Though there hasn’t been a comprehensive study of U.S. forests, the AP noted three studies which suggest New England’s autumn colors are falling victim to climate change:

  • Massachusetts – leaves change three days later than they did 20 years ago in Harvard Forest, according to a retired Harvard professor’s data
  • New Hampshire – Sugar maples are going dormant five days later than they did two decades ago, says data from the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest
  • Vermont – Sugar maple growing season ended later than the statistical average seven years out of the last ten in the Proctor Maple Research Center

Though many trees now change into their autumn wardrobes later, the red maple may loose its brilliant blush altogether.

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  1. kosmoskrap reblogged this from discoverynews and added:
    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! Now climate change is really pissing me off. Messing with my Autumn and shit.
  2. remarkablemodern reblogged this from discoverynews and added:
    Ah! My favorite color is disappearing?!
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  8. pollilop said: It’s “lose,” not loose.
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    The Yankee Forest, New England.
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    The changing colors of the leaves every year in the Northeast is something I look forward to almost as much as pumpkin...
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  17. thejellyfishride reblogged this from discoverynews and added:
    Stupid trees. Adapting to climate change rather than look pretty for us.
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  21. little-o-inquisitive-me reblogged this from discoverynews and added:
    This is happening in southern arkansas as well
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