Hey, doesn't everybody know that plants grow better in a warm areas, than in a colder areas. So why is this such a surprise, to so-called intelligent, would be plant scientists?
The study, just published in the journal Tree Physiology, shows that common native red oak seedlings grow as much as eight times faster in New York's Central Park than in more rural, cooler settings in the Hudson Valley and Catskill Mountains. Red oaks and their close relatives dominate areas ranging from northern Virginia to southern New England, so the study may have implications for changing climate and forest composition over a wide region.
Complain about the so called global warming all you want. I'll take the heat, which grows more trees and plants, including those tasty summer vegetables I love, and have to import for three quarters of every year,
--- because they don't grow here when it is cold!