AUDUBON SOCIETY News:
Trees are dying around the world, and some predict that they will disappear from the Southwest by the end of this century, but scientists do not have a complete understanding of just how trees die.
An experiment is underway at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) to study the steps in the process that leads to tree mortality. Henry Adams, postdoctoral fellow at LANL, will describe this study and its findings so far, at an Audubon Society program at 7:30 p.m., today at the Unitarian Church in Santa Fe (at the corner of Galisteo and Barcelona Streets). The talk is free and everyone is welcome.
Adams also will put it in context of what we have seen for tree mortality around the region and can predict for the future. He may also speak on the relationship between piñon pine and the piñon jay, and what tree mortality could mean for bird species.
For information about this and other programs offered by the Sangre de Cristo Audubon Society, visit http://www.newmexicoaudubon.