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Overlook on a birch and conifer woods along the Superior Hiking Trail in northeast Minnesota. DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE/Bob King

Minnesota forests changing with climate

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DULUTH -- Minnesota’s northern forests are expected to look vastly different a century from now — with fewer spruce, tamarack and fir trees and more maple, oak and basswood — due to a warming climate.

That’s the finding of a major new study headed by the U.S. Forest Service Northern Research Station and released Thursday.

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