Drought implicated in slow death of trees in Southeast’s forests

19 agosto 2015

Damage suffered by trees during a drought can reduce their long-term survival for up to a decade after the drought ends, a new study of tree mortality in southeastern forests finds. By identifying the symptoms that mark a tree for later death and the species that are at highest risk, the study’s findings may give managers and scientists a way to recognize and reverse drought-induced declines before it’s too late.