As Climate Change Progresses, City Trees Struggle



(16 Nov 2022)
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Seattle – 4 October 2022
1. Washington Park Arboretum arborist Shea Cope walking in park
HEADLINE: As Climate Change Progresses, City Trees Struggle
2. Cope looking at a stressed pine
3. Pine stumps from trees cut down
4. UPSOUND (English) Shea Cope, Washington Park Arboretum arborist:
“We’ve lost three significant pine trees in the past year.”
5. Various of Cope and over-seeding big leaf maple
6. UPSOUND (English) Shea Cope, Washington Park Arboretum arborist, looking at a broadleaf maple:
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“This is another example of stress…you see it on these big leaf maples and hemlocks, and they will just be loaded with cones or seeds. And it’s kind of their last ditch effort to reproduce.”
7. Cope driving car
8. Pine stump.
9. Various of arboretum with stressed trees and shrubs
10. SOUNDBITE (English) Shea Cope, Washington Park Arboretum arborist:
“Every year there’s a, you know, unprecedented or record setting, you know, spring rainfall or summer drought or heat dome or, you know, hottest month on record or driest months on record. I think that’s hard on all our trees to deal with, you know”
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Burien, Washington – 27 October 2022
11. Various of Earth Corps member planting a tree
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Seattle – 14 November 2022
12. Various of trees among buildings
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Seattle – 31 October 2022
13. Dead tree being cut down in Seattle neighborhood
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Seattle – 11 October 2022
14. Dead tree in Seattle neighborhood
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Bellevue, Washington – 11 October 2022
15. Dead pine
16. SOUNDBITE (English) Rick Bailey, City of Bellevue:
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“If that continues to trend, if we continue to have these summers that are abnormally drier and where we have extreme temperatures, we’re just going to continue to see a decline.”
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ARCHIVE: Charleston, South Carolina – 30 September, 2022
17. Elm tree knocked down by hurricane
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ARCHIVE: London – 24 October 2022
18. City tree knocked down by storm
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Petersburg, New York – 1 November 2022
19. SOUNDBITE (English) David Nowak, U.S. Forest Service retired researcher:
“It’s not the gradual change that’s going to be. The problem is these extreme swings of too much water, too little water, too much wind and storm intensities that are going to cause these rapid changes.
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Bellevue, Washington – 11 October 2022
20. SOUNDBITE (English)Rick Bailey, City of Bellevue:
“And we are looking at some juvenile giant sequoia trees.”
21. Various of juvenile sequoia trees
22. SOUNDBITE (English) Rick Bailey, City of Bellevue:
“They are drought tolerant. They are disease resistant…. And once these trees get established, they grow incredibly fast.”
23. Tight of young sequoia
24. SOUNDBITE (English) Rick Bailey, City of Bellevue:
“So we’re trying to basically diversify our tree canopy, make it more reselient to the inevetable we’re witnessing to our climate.”
25. Irrigation pipes for new plantings
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Tacoma, Washington – 20 October 2022
25. SOUNDBITE (English) Ben Thompson, Washington Department of Natural Resources:
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“If we have more resources to go out there and basically prop up tree health through things like regular watering, regular mulching, regular pruning and just more eyes on the trees, so to speak, in in any given urban landscape in any given city, we’re going to be able to help those trees live longer and be healthier.”
  
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Seattle – 3 November 2022
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