Frightening 'Haunted Forests'; Big danger if not careful

By: 600011 On: May 7, 2024, 5:46 PM


A particular environmental problem found in coastal areas of the US is 'ghost forests'. This phenomenon is most extreme in North Carolina, US. Researchers say that 11 percent of the area of the forests here has been ghosted. A ghost forest is a situation in which all the trees standing in an area suddenly lose their leaves and branches and stand like stubs towards the sky. Usually, trees die over time, but not en masse, and by the time the trees die, new saplings emerge and become green again. But these processes do not occur in ghost forests. The problem is also widespread in the state of New Jersey. Atlantic white cedar trees are like this. They are less resistant to brackish water. By early colonial times, over 100,000 acres of white cedar trees stood in New Jersey. But today it is only a quarter.