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➔ Climate change is shifting the world’s climate zones as the planet warms

➔ As this occurs, commercial and native tree stands are becoming stranded in climate zones with less than optimal growing conditions

➔ Many forests are suffering from invasive species, more extreme weather, and flooding, further compounding stresses

➔ As a result, forests in all regions of the world are in decline or a state of flux, although gains in forest area and growth are evident in some regions

➔ Reversing the large-scale, rampant deforestation of recent decades would help to attenuate new losses due to climate change