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Arkansas Hardwoods Getting 'Scorched' by Climate Change

J. Froelich
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Ozarks at Large
Clusters of scorched leaves hang off an urban post oak tree in Fayetteville.

Extreme weather in 2021 — a prolonged winter vortex, heavy spring rains, high summer heat and drought —  is “scorching” certain hardwoods in Arkansas. Forest Specialist Chandler Barton with the Arkansas Department of Agriculture - Forestry Division discusses the scope of the phenomenon. 

Jacqueline Froelich is an investigative reporter and news producer for Ozarks at Large.
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