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Warming climate could speed forest regrowth in eastern US

20:00 EDT 15 Apr 2018 | AAAS

(Duke University) Warming climate could speed the natural regrowth of forests on undeveloped or abandoned land in the eastern United States, according to a new study. Previous research has shown that the succession from field to forest can happen decades sooner in the southeastern US than in the Northeast. But it wasn't obvious why. A new study points to temperature as the major factor influencing the pace of reforestation.

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