Smithsonian Magazine interviews Weiskittel about climate change impact on trees

In an article about how researchers at the Ohio State University are using notes from a 19th-century Ohio farmer to learn more about growing seasons, Smithsonian Magazine spoke to Aaron Weiskittel, professor of forest biometrics and modeling and director of the Center for Research on Sustainable Forests at the University of Maine School of Forest Resources, about how longer growing seasons extended by climate change are impacting trees. “Farmers can adjust to longer growing seasons, but you can’t cut down a forest and have it suddenly come back. The trees that are there have to adapt to these conditions,” Weiskittel said.