- Associated Press - Monday, November 24, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Researchers and environmentalists say buckeye trees -the state tree of Ohio- may not continue to thrive in the area due to climate change.

The Columbus Dispatch reports (https://bit.ly/1FiRTSM ) researchers and professors with the Environment Ohio Research and Policy Center say buckeye trees have flourished in Ohio because of the state’s mix of temperature and moisture in the air. But Earth’s warming temperatures could be making Ohio’s climate less ideal for the state tree.

Ohio State University associated professor of forest management Roger Williams says the buckeye trees will likely stay in Ohio, but its range will be different.

Researchers say the state tree would probably do better in more northern climates. Williams says if the tree migrates, it will likely go to Michigan.

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Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, https://www.dispatch.com


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