Deep in a forest in Southeast Alaska, on an island with the highest population of bears per square kilometer on earth, stands of yellow cedar trees that have survived millennia are dying. Deep snow that usually protects their roots in the winter thaws too early, as temperatures rise. But the yellow cedar is fighting back, finding ways to adapt to changing climate.
Conservation scientist Lauren E Oakes spent years studying the die-back of these magnificent trees and the lessons their loss may have for us all. She tells the story of hope and resiliency in her new book, In Search of the Canary Tree: The Story of a Scientist, a Cypress, and a Changing World
In Search of the Canary Tree: The Story of a Scientist, a Cypress, and a Changing World is released in New Zealand in January 2019