Effects of Increased C02 on Woody Plant Pests

By | January 29, 2014

 

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Insect pests have greatly vexed earth’s trees and shrubs in the past; and they may continue to do so in the future. But the question arises: Will the anticipated increase in the atmosphere’s CO2 content exacerbate, ameliorate or have no effect on this phenomenon? In the paragraphs below, the results of several studies that address this important question are described and discussed, as they pertain to woody plants other than oak and maple trees, which are addressed separately in similar reports.