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American beech dominating, abundance of maples declining due to climate-associated changes in northeastern forests - College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture - University of Maine
The composition of hardwood forests in the northeastern United States is changing significantly. In the past 30 years in forestlands in four states, climate-associated changes have increased the abundance of American beech compared to three other hardwood species commonly associated with the regional forests, according to University of Maine-led research team. The significant shift to …