Drought and Southern Forests: The Importance of Forest Health and Resiliency

HEATHER DINON; RACHEL BURNETT; ERIC TAYLOR; RYAN BOYLES; WILLIAM HUBBARD; MARK MEGALOS; SEAN BURNS; and LESLIE BOBY

Business, Finance, and Economics, Conservation Education, Environmental Management, Forest Health, and Forest Management

Drought_Southern_Forests.pdf — PDF document, 1059Kb

Drought has shaped southern forests in the past and will continue to influence health,    productivity, and resiliency of forests in the future. However, drought does not impact all forests equally. Some forests resist drought effects and recover quickly. Other forests seem to suffer severely. What causes this phenomenon? This factsheet will define drought and its impacts to individual trees and forests as we explore the reason behind this question.

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