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How To Save Sierra Conifers?

“Sierra conifers and the mega-drought: how do trees survive?” That’s the name of a free science presentation at the Sierra College Nevada County campus tonight. Jeff Lauder is a Ph.D candidate at U-C Merced. He says the recent drought was more severe than any observed in the previous 500 years, leaving an estimated 100 million dead trees in the Sierra Nevada…

click to listen to Jeff Lauder

In this presentation, Lauder will discuss why understanding how trees die isn’t as simple as we would think. He says individual wood cells can tell the story of how each tree lived or died, in response to one of the largest tree mortality events…and what we can do to help…

click to listen to Jeff Lauder

Lauder’s study seeks to understand how and why Sierra Nevada trees succumb to drought and also how they survive. The presentation begins at 6:30 this evening, in the Multipurpose Center Building N-12, at the Sierra College Nevada County campus.

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