Documented evidence that global warming is having an effect on northern Minnesota forests by about 200 miles over the last 20 years.

  • The Forest Assisted Migration Project in Minnesota is working on building a regional market for climate-adapted tree seedlings
  • Research on assisted migration aims to preserve forests amid climate change impacts
  • Studies have shown that moving southern-adapted trees to northern climates can be advantageous for forest health
  • Climate change is impacting Northwoods trees in Minnesota, making them more vulnerable to various threats
  • Assisted migration involves relocating trees to help woodlands adapt to climate change
  • Forest ecologists are experimenting with this strategy to diversify forests in a warming world
  • Minnesota is experiencing rapid warming, affecting its diverse plant boundaries
  • Climate change has caused forests to suffer rapid losses globally, leading to potential forest die-offs
  • Assisted migration projects are gaining momentum internationally in response to climate change
  • Moving forests may have risks, such as invasive species, but not doing so poses larger risks

Original Article from Smithsonian Magazine.