aerial scene of a forest on fire

Trees in Trouble: Wildfires, Infestations, and Climate Change

by Daniel Mathews Author

Burning forests and smoky summers are the new norm in the western US, having become annual, impossible to ignore signs of catastrophic global warming. But climate change has been taking a toll on our forests for decades, and natural history writer Daniel Mathews has been following the process with trepidation. Here he makes the compelling, well-researched case that the current spate of wildfires and infestations decimating our forests is caused by human activity, and that we can act to mitigate, if not avert or reverse this crisis through rational and sustainable forest management practices designed to preserve our old growth ecosystems. A timely but also evergreen read for anyone concerned about the future of forests.