All regions of the United States have experienced effects of climate change, such as changes in temperature, precipitation, sea level rise, storm intensity, tree health, pest pressure, wildfires, and worker safety.
Climate change presents opportunities and threats to Davey operations and our industry, so understanding the impacts of these changes is critical. The Davey Institute is leading the way by providing research-based educational resources to our employees, our customers, the green industry, and the general public.
On this page, you can find regionally-based climate change fact sheets, an interactive future hardiness zone map, and climate change blogs and interviews to learn about how climate change will impact your landscape and planting decisions, or your career in the arboriculture industry.
The next phase of the Davey climate science project will be to develop similar climate change projections for Canada.
The Davey Institute has produced a series of fact sheets that summarize the effects of climate change projected to impact our industry over the next 30-70 years.
The impacts of the average temperature of Earth increasing are readily apparent and projected to intensify including effects on temperature, precipitation, sea level, storm intensity, tree health, pest pressure, wildfire, and worker safety.
Select your region to view what changes you can expect (PDFs):
Dr. Daniel Herms, Vice President of Research & Development at Davey, shares recent climate change data and projections.
Dan Herms, Vice President of Research & Development for The Davey Institute, hosted a series of webinars outlining the impact of climate change on arboriculture and Davey's response to the changing environment.
Select your region from the list below to view the corresponding webinar recording:
Trees in your yard are already adapted to the local climate. So as the climate changes, they find themselves in a situation they aren’t accustomed to, and this can stress them out and make them susceptible to drought, insect infestations, and disease infections.
See how your region's climate is shifting and the impact it has on planting so you can better understand how it may affect your landscape.
Trees are green infrastructure that contributes to climate change resilience through the important ecosystem services they provide.
For example, trees sequester and provide long-term storage of carbon, decrease stormwater runoff, conserve energy through shading and reduction in urban heat, and filter air pollutants.
Services provided by the tree care industry including tree planting, health care, and preservation are important adaptations that contribute to climate change resilience.
The magnitude and economic value of the ecosystem services generated by an individual tree, or an entire urban or natural forest, can be easily quantified using i-Tree, which is a suite of software tools developed through a collaboration of the. U.S. Forest Service, Davey Tree, Arbor Day Foundation, and other partners.
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