Here's a sad report from the Orlando Business Journal about the continued loss of your tree cover
The South is expected to lose 23 million acres of forests over the next 50 years due to urbanization, weather patterns, land ownership changes, invasive species and the use of bio-energy, according to a report released Tuesday by the U.S. Forest Service, Reuters reports.
In Florida, as much as 30 percent of forests could be lost, according to the forest service.
The loss of forest land will result in more runoff water and decreased water quality along with an increase in the frequency and severity of wildfires, analysis and computer models found, the report said.
More than 30 scientists, foresters and other experts with the Forest Service, state forestry agencies and universities contributed to the study, a statement said.