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Future of the Forest

Part C: Suitable Trees for your Home Region

What can you do?

Changing climate is a concern of many people around the world. What can you do to help slow the rise in temperatures due to the increase in greenhouse gases? Read What can I do? for some ideas.

Trees, the subject of the lessons here, are not only affected by climate change, but they can help to mitigate (or slow) the increase of CO2 in the atmosphere. So one thing that you can do is to encourage the planting of new trees in your neighborhood or school yard. To learn more about working trees, read these two brochures from the USDA.

Source: Working trees

Show what you know

Apply what you have learned in this module about weather, climate, and climate change to select plants and trees for your neighborhood. You will need to answer these questions as you complete your plan:

Prepare a 3-5 minute presentation answering these questions to share with your family, neighbors, or school officials. Make the case about how trees are impacted by climate change and how your careful selection and addition of trees can help to make a difference.

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