There is an ongoing and projected need to reforest our landscapes as climate change is driving additional losses in our forests. It is important to get the message out that climate change means tree loss and by extension, negative impact on our collective health and wellness.
Tree die-off releases more carbon into the atmosphere, accelerating climate change, creating a kind of feedback loop where new pests can get a foothold in territories previously off-limits due to cold, thereby accelerating more die-off and more carbon release.
A great TEdX talk by entomologist Diana Six illustrating how climate change poses risk to our Eastern American forests. In this case, by the mountain pine beetle. The talk can be found in the captioned link here: ow.ly/pdaf30i3R7m