What the trees are telling us . In the face of climate change, we’ve been told forests are our salvation. But scientists believe this summer’s wildfires are a sign of a tipping point — with trees a major source of carbon emissions.
Months after the fire, the burned-out forest on the logging road near Senneterre, in northwestern Quebec, still has a vaguely acrid smell. Longhorn beetles, which you can hear loudly gnawing through the dead trees, leave scatterings of bright sawdust in their wake.