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Minnesota forests changing with climate: Forest Service study predicts winners and losers among tree species

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John Myers

Forum News Service

DULUTH — Minnesota’s northern forests are expected to look vastly different a century from now — with fewer spruce, tamarack and fir trees and more maple, oak and basswood — due to a warming climate.

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That’s the finding of a major new study headed by the U.S. Forest Service Northern Research Station and released Thursday.

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