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Storygram: Cally Carswell’s “The Tree Coroners”


Cally Carswell, a contributing editor at High Country News, won NASW’s Science in Society Award for science reporting for a local or regional market in 2014 for this tale of dying trees in New Mexico – and what they tell us about the future impact of climate change. This annotation was done by Tom Yulsman. The Storygram series, in which professional writers annotate award-winning stories to illuminate what makes a great science story great, was a joint project of The Open Notebook and the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing. It was supported by a grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.


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Cally Carswell

Published By:

High Country News


December 16, 2013

Annotated by:

Tom Yulsman