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CAMILLA WORDEN
Camilla has over 25 years experience in complete
landscape design, installation, and ongoing
maintenance of fine residential and commercial
properties.
She has a B.A. in Chemistry from Rutgers University
and an M.B.A. from New York University.
Camilla is a NOFA-Accredited Organic Land Care
Professional and is committed to promoting organic
and ecologically sensitive practices.
She holds a Landscape Design Certificate from The
New York Botanic Garden and has been a Master
Gardener since 1988.
She is a certified Connecticut Nurseryperson, is a
registered Custom Grounds Supervisor and is a
licensed Landscape Contractor in both Connecticut
and New York. Previously she served as an IPM
Technician for Bartlett Tree Experts.
Camilla is a member of the ELA, the PPA (Perennial
Plant Association) and the Mad Gardeners.
Camilla serves on the Board of Directors of the Land
Trust of Danbury, CT and on the Advisory Board for
NOFA Organic Land Care.
EPA.GOV:
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U.S. SINCE 1970 - AVE ANNUAL TEMP INCR 2F
- AVE WINTER TEMP INCR 4F
HUNTINGTON STUDY, 2009, CAN. JNL. FOREST RESEARCH:
NORTHEAST SINCE 1900
MEAN ANNUAL TEMP UP 1.4 DEG F
PPT UP 4 INCHES
SPRING COMES 4 DAYS EARLIER
LAKE ICE MELTS 1-2 WKS EARLIER
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WHAT WE HAVE SEEN
EPA.GOV:
INCREASE IN DAYS HITTING 100F
INCREASE IN PPT AND SEA LEVEL
RISE
MORE FREQ DAMAGING FLOODS
100 YR FLOODS EVERY 10-22 YRS
INTENSE AND VARIABLE WEATHER
WHAT’S
LIKELY TO
HAPPEN
Mohan et al. 2009
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DESTRUCTION OF COASTAL ECOSYSTEMS
MAPLE, BEECH AND BIRCH HEAD NORTH
SAME FOR SPRUCE AND FIR
OAK AND HICKORY DOMINATE
HEMLOCKS CLONKED BY WOOLY ADELGID
LESS SPECIES DIVERSITY
WHAT’S LIKELY TO HAPPEN
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CHANGES IN BIOGEOCHEMICAL
PROCESSES
FASTER MICROBIAL DECOMPOSITION
N MINERALIZATION, NITRATE LEACHING
POTENTIAL LOSS OF CA, MG
POSSIBLE INCR IN SOIL RESPIRATION
WHAT’S LIKELY TO
HAPPEN
PHENOLOGICAL ASYNCHRONY
leafing, flowering, and fruiting times of
plants compared to the molting, mating, and
migration times of the animals they support
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WHAT TO EXPECT
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MORE GENERATIONS OF INSECTS
WHAT
TO
EXPECT
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MORE FUNGAL DISEASES
WHAT TO EXPECT
 INSECTS
ADELGIDS, EAB, ALB, GYPSY MOTH, SPRUCE BUDWORM
 PATHOGENS
INSECT VECTORED DISEASES – DED, OAK WILT, FIRE
BLIGHT, BACT. LEAF SCORCH
ARMILLARIA ROOT ROT, BOXWOOD AND CHESTNUT BLIGHT
NEEDLECAST
 INVASIVES
MULTIFLORA ROSE, LOOSESTRIFE, GARLIC MUSTARD, WINE
RASPBERRY, JAPANESE STILTGRASS, TREE-OF-HEAVEN, JAP.
BARBERRY
WILL THERE BE
DISTURBANCE ACCELERATION?
WHAT’S NEXT?
 Resiliency of New England Forests
 Longer Growing Seasons
 New Crops
THE GOOD NEWS….
Compost / Organic Matter, oh yeah
 Shade Trees
 Plant Broad Rangers
 Plant Tough Mudders
 Nix Potential Invasives
 Nectar-Bearers
 Suck Up Stormwater
 Prepare for Drought – Xeriscape / Rain Barrels
 Time Insect Treatment More Precisely
 Right Plant Right Place, yeah yeah
 Aim for Biodiversity
 Maintain Corridors Where Species can
Translocate
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WHAT WE CAN DO
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