Trees along the Black River. (Credit: The Ancient Bald Cypress Consortium)
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Ancient North Carolina trees that hold climate clues are under threat

Logging and sea level rise spell trouble for bald cypress trees—some more than 2,000 years old—which contain precious climate records

Trees that tower over a protected forest along the Black River in southeastern North Carolina have held environmental secrets for more than 2,000 years, but their knowledge and existence is now threatened by climate change-driven sea level rise.

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