Forest Watch and State Data Show that New Hampshire White Pines Are Healthier

Forest Watch and State Data Show that New Hampshire White Pines Are Healthier

Mar 09, 2014

More than 20 years of data from UNH’s K-12 inquiry-based Forest Watch research program show the state’s population of white pine trees have regained health as smog levels have declined due to tougher federal and state air quality standards. The program’s most current findings, combined with data recently compiled by the state’s Department of Environmental Services-Air Resources Division that show a steady decline in ground-level ozone (smog) since the late 1980s, provide clear evidence that federal, regional, and statewide policy changes have had a dramatic impact on lowering air pollution levels and concurrently improving the health of a vital tree species for the Granite State.

Full story

Tags: 
Bookmark and Share