Seattle Now: Our trees are stressed
It’s fall, but you wouldn’t exactly know it from looking out the window. The trees that usually signal the changing season with a blaze of color aren’t popping like they usually do. And that’s partly because this past summer was anything but normal.
First there was a record-breaking heat wave right as summer kicked off, and it hardly rained all summer.
It took a toll, not just on us, but our trees.
Raymond Larson is the curator of living collections at the University of Washington Botanic Gardens.
He led Seattle Now through the Washington Park Arboretum where you can see climate change's impact not just on fall foliage, but on the overall health of our trees.