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How Forests Migrate, In 'The Journeys Of Trees'

The Denali River basin in Alaska
The Denali River basin in Alaska

You've probably seen time-lapse movies of plants growing. It's fascinating to see plants and trees move, something we don't see with our own eyes.

And its not just individual trees; entire forests migrate and move over long periods of time. Journalist Zach St. George traveled the world in search of traveling forests.

He compiles his findings in the book The Journeys of Trees: A Story about Forests, People, and the Future. We pick his brain about forests in motion, and how humans and climate change have affected the movements.

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