Why You Should Care That Tree Species Are Going Extinct
April 28 is Arbor Day, and experts report that tree species are vanishing at a rate of 1 out of 10.
Recently, Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI) released two years of research that found there are 60,065 tree species left in the world and that more than half of all tree species only occur in a single country. This lack of biodiversity could become catastrophic for the survival of trees species, that we depend on to maintain life on our planet.
We talk about efforts to save many of the world’s trees from extinction with Nicole Cavender, vice president of Research and Conservation and Murphy Westwood is director of Global Tree Conservation at Morton Arboretum.