An earlier spring changes the growing conditions for trees, and not always for the better.
MuSCA reveals that the topological scale has a major influence on the simulation of carbon allocation.
A mismatch between the thresholds of temperature and moisture for the onset of xylogenesis may increase forest vulnerability in semi-arid areas under forecasted warmer and drier conditions.
You might be surprised that it has any positive effects, but anthropogenic Nitrogen has been boosting the nutrients for sugar maples in Michigan. But these benefits are likely to be lost in the future due to rising CO2 concentrations.