Thousands of tree species reportedly face extinction
There are 100,000 different species of trees, but thousands of these species face extinction. Experts report that tree species are vanishing at a rate of one out of ten. The Global Trees Campaign was formed to halt this crisis. It’s a partnership between Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI), Fauna & Flora International (FFI) and many of the world’s arboretums and botanic gardens.
Nicole Cavender is vice president of research and conservation at Morton Arboretum and Stephen Blackmore is professor and chairman of BGCI, based at the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh, Scotland. They’ll tell us about their plans to save many of the world’s trees from extinction.
(photo: Even the Fraser Fir, commonly used as a Christmas Tree, is threatened. "Abies fraseri Blue Ridge in NC" by Gene from Aiken, SC, USA - On top of Blue Ridge in NC. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons))