Tree Species Risks
Forests may look very different in the future as a result of climate change. Many of the northern tree species that provide economic and cultural benefits are adapted to cold climates and will be under greater stress as the climate warms and conditions become less favorable. Other species may be able to take advantage of new conditions and expand northward over time. The collaborative team at the Climate Change Response Framework works with scientists to understand how individual tree species may respond to climate change.
This webpage provides a list of peer-reviewed publications, reports, and tools. Users can filter results by region and state across the Great Lakes, Midwest, and Northeast.
Further information on regional forest vulnerability can be found in the Climate Change Atlas for Tree and Bird Species.