Assessment area

The region's forests will be affected by a changing climate during this century, but individual tree species will respond uniquely to climate change, depending on their particular silvics and ecological tolerances. These handouts summarize general climate change projections for tree species across several large landscapes in New England and northern New York based on future projections from the Climate Change Tree Atlas and LANDIS models. The general trends derived from these models can be combined with local knowledge and management experience to judge risk on a particular site.


The following documents provide summarized lists of projected tree species responses to climate change. 

  • Entire assessment area
  • Northern forest
  • Southern and coastal New England
  • Eastern and coastal Maine

Additional details are available in the New England and New York Forest Ecosystem Vulnerability Assessment.