near future 
prospect park, brklyn

tree of heaven, Ailanthus altissima, bloom 
shortleaf pine, Pinus echinata, needles 
wild persimmon, Diospyros virginiana, fruit 


Foresters are experimenting with ‘assisted migration’ planting southern trees species in northern states as “…the climate will [likely] change 10 times faster than many tree species can move.”3 Using an experimental forest in Rhode Island as reference, we included temperate species predicted to do well in this region, such as persimmon and shortleaf pine for this scent signature. Also included is the invasive Tree of Heaven predicted to thrive in the park given hotter, drier conditions. 

3. Velasquez-Manoff, Moises. “Can Humans Help Trees Outrun Climate Change?” New York Times, 25 April, 2019.