Taking Action on Climate Change
Think Globally. Act Locally.
BY JOSEPH CHARAP DIRECTOR OF HORTICULTURE AND CURATOR
Climate change affects the natural environment worldwide—but that doesn’t mean action can’t start on a small scale. Change has already begun here at Green-Wood.
From the effects of increased storm frequency and severity to longer periods of warm temperatures allowing the spread of invasive species and incidence of tree diseases, climate change has posed a number of challenges for Green-Wood’s landscape.
So we’re taking aggressive action to preserve its venerable legacy. We’re reforming our management practices, hosting applied research initiatives with collaborators like Cornell University’s School of Integrative Plant Sciences, advocating for climate adaptivity, and educating our community on responsible practices in climate resilience. These are just a few ways in which Green-Wood seeks to steward its natural landscape in perpetuity, for families, for their loved ones, and for hundreds of thousands of visitors annually.