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'Time is running out' -artist plants 'Ghost Forest' in NYC

Location: New York City

This is a 'Ghost Forest'

All the trees died from the effects of climate change

Artist Maya Lin wanted to raise awareness about the threat of rising sea water

(SOUNDBITE) (English) ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNER AND ARTIST, MAYA LIN, SAYING:

"This is a grove of Atlantic Cedars, all of which, there are forty nine, [are] victims of saltwater inundation from rising seas due to climate change... Climate change is a phenomena that is happening very rapidly, and one of the phenomena, tragically, is it is killing off forests around the world. They're called, 'Ghost Forests'... I feel like time is running out."

Each tree is from the Pine Barrens, 100 miles south of New York City

The forest is on display for six months and admission is free

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