Magazine article American Forests

Goodding Willow

Magazine article American Forests

Goodding Willow

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SCIENTIFIC NAME: Salix gooddingii

LOCATION: Taos, N.M.

NOMINATED: 2010

NOMINATED BY: Paul Bryan Jones

LAST MEASURED: 2010

HEIGHT: 110 feet

CIRCUMFERENCE: 351 inches

CROWN SPREAD: 94.75 feet

TOTAL POINTS: 485

DID YOU KNOW?

American Forests worked with local partners to plant Goodding willow at multiple riparian restoration sites across northern New Mexico from 2010-2015, as part of five different projects.

As forests grow, they naturally capture carbon, which helps slow climate change.

To build on the power of U.S. forests to slow climate change, we need to manage and restore our forests to help them stay healthy in a rapidly changing climate and increase natural carbon capture by planting and maintaining more trees.

Forests already offset 14.88% of yearly C[O.sub.2] emissions from burning fossil fuels in the U.S.

Large-scale tree planting alone has the potential to increase forest carbon capture by more than 40%

Urban forests provide 17% of the total carbon capture in U.S. forests and reduce energy use for heating and cooling by at least 7.2%

American Forests in action on climate change...

CONSERVING A KEY SPECIES

We're assessing the best places to plant whitebark pine seedlings --a keystone species at high elevations in the West--and planting these trees where they'll be able to survive in future climate conditions.

ADAPTING TO CLIMATE CHANGE

We're developing and implementing climate adaptation strategies in California to make these uniquely carbon-rich forests more healthy and resilient. …

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