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11 Campus Blvd., Suite 200
Newtown Square, PA 19073
(610) 557-4017
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Role of Environmental Stress on Tree Growth

Our Mission

image: Red Spruce winter injury on Mt. EllenTo evaluate the effects of environmental stress on the physiology and morphology of the northern forest ecosystem, and to make comparisons with neotropical ecosystems, so that managers can better evaluate how global change and human impacts affect tree health and improve ecosystem management tools.


Our Research includes

  • Red Spruce Winter Injury
  • Calcium Depletion
  • Genetics
  • Seasonal Red-Leaf Coloration
  • Climate Change
  • American Chestnut Restoration

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This site is under development as the Forest Service brings together the Northeastern and North Central Research Stations to form the Northern Research Station, serving the Northeast and Midwest. Check back often as we expand our site to reflect our combined commitment to supporting the natural resources and people of the Northeastern and Midwestern United States.

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Last Modified: 01/31/2007