OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Fading beauty: Trees slowly invading Jefferson Park's iconic meadows

Research conducted by Oregon State University and published in the journal Landscape Ecology says Jefferson Park’s iconic meadows are being invaded by an increasing number of trees.Warming temperatures and decreasing snowpack in the Cascade Range have provided better growing conditions for mountain hemlock, said FES researcher Harold Zald, the lead author of the study — a local example of climate change’s impact.