The trembling aspen is the most widespread tree in North America. (Archive photo)
Species that characterize our forests, underlines the scientist. At the end of the century, these species will no longer be able to regenerate in our new climate.
Some of our most typical species in our forests will eventually disappear.
A quote from David Mazerolle, ecosystem scientist at Kouchibouguac National Park
David Mazerolle says the park team is starting to better understand the problem.
When it comes to habitat restoration, scientists are now looking to the far south of the province for inspiration from tree species more suited to warmer climates.
[Because] when we are going to plant trees, does it really make sense to plant trees that will not be able to regenerate in fifty years ?, explains David Mazerolle.
The Kouchibouguac Park team works extensively with regional researchers and partners to develop new ways to mitigate climate impacts.
Lessons that can be learned in places like regional parks will have a use in the wider territory, that's for sure, says David Mazerolle. It’s a playground for research.