Ghost forests aren’t some spooky legend. They’re patches of dead and dying trees that haunt the coastlines of North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia where sea levels are rising and land is sinking.
A broad-scale study of U.S. forest data suggests a complex relationship between the number of native tree species and the number of nonnative invasive forest pests.
Kirtland’s warblers nest only in large areas of dense young jack pine historically produced by wildfire. Decades of wildfire suppression have caused this breeding habitat to decline.