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“We are working with forests at Schoodic Institute to understand how climate change will affect trees, and what measures we can take to foster healthy forests in the future,” said Schoodic Institute’s Director of Science, Dr. Nick Fisichelli in response to a recent story by Madeline Ostrander of Sierra Magazine.

The article published this month in the national magazine of the Sierra Club sites efforts of researchers and scientists like Fisichelli, who are studying plots of trees on the Schoodic Institute campus in Acadia National Park and other park locations. Plots consist of wild seed, while others are full of seedlings from nursery stock. Collectively, the plots are part of a radical experiment: a wide-ranging search for trees that will be able to sprout and or survive in this national park decades from now—when things get hotter, drier, and much more uncertain.

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