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‘Our Woods in a Warming World: The Future Outlook’ Talk
March 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Join the Friends of Newton Cemetery for the presentation ‘Our Woods in a Warming World: The Future Outlook’ in the Newton Cemetery Chapel (791 Walnut St., Newton Center) on Tuesday, March 12 from 6-7:30pm.
Nearly 80% of New England is covered by forests, and they play an important role in our daily lives. From clean drinking water and clean air, to wildlife habitat, recreation, and economic benefits, forests are critical to our well-being and quality of life. But, with the changing climate, will tomorrow’s forests look the same as they do today? Will maple syrup become a thing of the past? Will spruce and fir disappear from our mountains?
Jennifer Hushaw Shakun, Manomet’s Applied Forest Scientist, will answer these questions and more at a special evening presentation. Join us to learn how our climate is changing, what it means for our forests, and how healthy forests are one of our best tools for combating the challenge of climate change.
As an urban forest, the Cemetery’s mature canopy plays an important role in mitigating the effects of climate change. The Cemetery has an active tree planting program to sustain its canopy coverage that assesses the survivability of newly planted trees in a changing climate and long term outcomes of planting decisions made now.
Co-hosted with Manomet