As environmental conditions kill old trees and make it harder for new trees to survive, we may never see forests like we had before. And that, in turn, creates a new set of environmental problems.
Anyone who has stood at the base of a redwood or visited Sequoia National Park knows the beauty of giant, old trees. But future generations may not get to experience that same sense of wonder. We’ve already lost a minimum of 30% of the world’s old-growth forests since 1900, and as trees face a host of environmental threats, their forests may be made up exclusively of younger, shorter trees.
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