Town of Bridgewater, Vermont
by Gerry Hawkes
Since the early 1970s we have seen an ever increasing number of our trees become less and less healthy. Over the years, many of these trees died and were removed. Debate has raged over the causes, but mounting scientific evidence implicates acid rain along with other forms of air pollution as the primary culprits.
It now appears that the entire forest ecosystem has been weakened over a huge geographic area and that we are ripe for widespread dieback and death of trees on a unprecedented scale.
What will this mean to us?
What can you do now that the problem has reached such critical proportions?
These actions will be too little too late to prevent losses which have already occurred or will soon occur, but they are a start toward reshaping society for a happier, healthier future.
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