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CHARACTERS » Trees in Trouble Ý A troubling story of the devastating ripple effects of climate change told through forest ecologists professional forest managers park service scientists fire bosses and activistsClimate change manifests in many ways across America but few as dramatic as the attacks on our western pine forests In Trees in Trouble DanielLth and saving this important limited resourceMathews transports the reader from the exuisitely aromatic haze of ponderosa and Jeffrey pine groves to the fantastic gnarls and whorls of five thousand year old bristlecone pines from genetic test nurseries where white pine seedlings are deliberately infected with their mortal enemy to the desertlike expanses at the heart of the hottest megafire sites and neighborhoods leveled by fire tornadoes or ember blizzardsHighly personal and scrupulously. An in depth exploration of the big pine forests of the West so much interesting information in here and great writing Saw other reviews that mentioned that some of the book was too dry for them but I don't really find that to be the case Very interesting information while it is dense Mathews does a great job of laying it all out there and presenting many different possible futures for our big pine forests

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Researched Trees in Trouble explores not only the devastating ripple effects of climate change but introduces us to the people devoting their lives to saving our forests Mathews also offers hope a new approach to managing western pine forests is underway But in order for our forests to adapt this approach needs a wider understanding and bipartisan political support Trees in Trouble explores how we might succeed in sustaining our forests through the challenging transition to a new environme. Author took too much liberty with his voice from my liking Give me the data and the science not your opinions

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Trees in TroubleA troubling story of the devastating ripple effects of climate change told through forest ecologists professional forest managers park service scientists fire bosses and activistsClimate change manifests in many ways across America but few as dramatic as the attacks on our western pine forests In Trees in Trouble Daniel Mathews tells the urgent story of this loss accompanying burn crews and forest ecologists as they study the myriad risk factors and refine techniues for improving forest hea. At times this was a bit of a slog but it was generally very interesting I had trouble keeping up with the different kinds of western pines and their various adaptations or problems The overall message of climate change is loud and clear though and it exacerbates all the other problems of fires beetles and forest mismanagement both by folks who don't think we should put any fire out start any fires or log any trees and the others who would over harvest the trees Fire management is fascinating some fires are left to their natural progression those in Yosemite spring to mind whereas others should be intentionally started and others should be put out What should be done depends on a lot of things none of which always work out as intended I was also fascinated by the lodgepole cone that needs fire to germinate I did think it got in the weeds a bit sometimes and I didn't know what kind of pine tree or what kind of beetle we were talking about