UncategorizedFungus killing Florida Everglades trees at stunning pace

From climate change to polluted waters to pythons, there’s always something threatening the beauty and serenity of the Everglades ecosystem. The latest monster is a fungus, and it’s killing trees at a stunning pace.

“Laurel wilt is one of the most devastating tree diseases we’ve seen, it’s incredibly fast moving,” said Jason Smith, a University of Florida scientist who is studying the scourge. “It kills trees within a couple of weeks, and within three to four years, all the trees larger than three inches in diameter are dead in a forest.”

Read more here: http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/Fungus-Killing-Florida-Everglades-Trees-at-Stunning-Pace-308005321.html

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