Thursday, June 10, 2010

Coming to Georgia...Genetically Engineered Trees

ArborGen, based in South Carolina, uses genetic engineering to grow more trees. They recently got approval from the USDA to plant 28 plots of eucalyptus trees in some southern states, including Georgia. The tree will be planted in Evans County. Dr. David Moorhead from UGA's Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health says these trees require lots of water, have fire issues and are expensive to grow. Environmentalists worry this genetically engineered tree could be bad for Georgia. To read more, click here.