[ExI] Wildfires are erasing Western forests

Adrian Tymes atymes at gmail.com
Mon Nov 29 16:59:15 UTC 2021

On Mon, Nov 29, 2021 at 8:27 AM BillK via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:

> As the article says - pine and fir forests require water and cool weather.
> Where forests have burned, the lower south-facing slopes that are
> hotter and drier are reverting to brushwood while the tree line is
> creeping higher up the mountains.
> So, plant pine trees higher up or plant different tree species more
> suited to a hotter, drier climate.

Higher up is cooler, but is it reliably wetter?  I've heard that snow
levels have often fallen short of historical trends in recent years.
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