OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

5 Reasons Trees Are Becoming Endangered

Mariah Carbone and the study’s lead author, College of Forestry professor Christopher J. Still, have found that fog and low-stratus clouds play a crucial role in the coastal ecosystem, keeping temperatures cooler and increasing the amount of moisture in the soil. As the seas warm, fog and low-stratus clouds could decline, with effects on the pine tree population in California.