Tree Phenology

Shifts in the timing of tree life events, including springtime emergence of leaves and blossoms, and the colouring and loss of leaves in autumn, are some of the most directly visible impacts of climate change. These shifts have wide implications for the productivity and health of the trees, and for the ecosystem services they provide, including carbon storage. In light of the importance of life event timing (phenology) of trees under current and future climate change, we feature a collection of recent research and opinion pieces on this theme.

Young leaf buds opening in spring-time.

News, opinion and review