From the Southeast Climate Science Center:
New research from North Carolina State University, supported by the Southeast CSC, shows that urban warming reduces growth and photosynthesis in city trees. The researchers found that insect pests are part of the problem, but that heat itself plays a more significant role. The paper is published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B. Learn more: https://nccwsc.usgs.gov/content/urban-warming-slows-tree-growth-pho...