Potential for climate change can affect tree species choices

  • by: ANN WESSEL , Associated Press
  • Updated: March 29, 2014 - 12:05 AM

CLEARWATER, Minn. — Cardinals tuck into the dark wall of Norway spruce, finding shelter in the tall trees. Prickly, round seed balls dangle from a slender sycamore like tiny Christmas ornaments. A dawn redwood, native to China and found in fossil records dating back about 150 million years, drops flat rust-colored needles on the deep March snow.

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