Today’s quick hits, April 10, 2019

Moving a forest for a butterfly (Los Angeles Times): In a epic experiment, scientists in Mexico are trying to get a step ahead of climate change to the benefit of monarch butterflies by relocating 1,000 feet uphill a forest of the monarch’s preferred habitat of oyamel fir trees.

Climate change transforms the Arctic (InsideClimate News): A team of researchers says the Arctic is shifting to an “unprecedented state” as melting permafrost turns forests into bogs and increased levels of precipitation sweep sediment and nutrients to sea.

China considers end of DDG investigation (AgriCensus): Market sources say China may be considering an end to its investigation of alleged dumping of U.S.-produced DDGs, an ethanol co-product used in livestock rations, which could signal an easing of trade tensions between the nations.

Protecting the parent (Press-Enterprise): City workers in Riverside, hoping to save the “parent navel orange tree,” credited with starting the citrus industry in California and the ancestor of most of the navel orange trees in the state today, removed two citrus trees near the parent tree to create buffer against citrus greening disease.