How Climate Change Will Affect the Trees on Your Chicago Block

In this Chicago Tribune story, Dan Herms of the Davey Institute along with Shawn Kingzette of Davey's Northwest Chicago, Illinois, office detail how climate change will impact Chicago's trees. Herms highlights how the climate will change over the next 20 to 30 years while Kingzette describes the changes he's already seen locally.

Posted: August 17, 2018

When you think of climate change, you might be thinking melting glaciers, massive hurricanes or polar bears on dwindling ice floes. Add this to that grim list: The trees in your own backyard.

The birches in the corner of your kid’s favorite park, the towering spruce in your suburban backyard, that graceful linden on your block — all are likely to disappear from Chicago’s landscape over the next few decades, casualties of a climate that is suddenly ill-suited to their needs.

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