Whitebark Pines: Endangered Trees

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Whitebark Pines: Endangered Trees

Post by edfrank » Sat Feb 12, 2011 10:30 pm

Whitebark Pines: Endangered Trees

OnEarthMagazine | July 08, 2010 | 1 likes, 0 dislikes

http://www.onearth.org Whitebark pine trees are in trouble. Growing in the Western mountains, these important trees provide habitat for small animals and food for grizzly bears. But global warming has driven the mountain pine beetle, a pest that attacks and kills the trees, into the areas where the whitebark's habitat. If measures aren't taken to combat global warming, iconic landscapes and entire ecosystems could be dramatically transformed.
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Re: Whitebark Pines: Endangered Trees

Post by James Parton » Sun Feb 13, 2011 1:40 pm

I hope the Whitebark Pine can be saved. I feel the gorvernment should really become involved and forward electric and other alternative powered vehicles. It is cars that are probably the biggest emitters of greenhouse gases.

Plus it will alleviate these high gas prices!
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