News tagged with trees

Can trees really change sex?

The revelation that the UK's oldest tree is showing signs of switching sex has sparked much excitement in the world of horticultural science. The Fortingall yew (main image) in Perthshire, Scotland, having apparently spent ...

dateNov 05, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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Fighting citrus greening with vibrating orange groves

When a male Asian Citrus Psyllid is looking for a mate, he situates himself on a twig, buzzes his wings to send vibrations along adjacent leaves and branches, and listens for a female's response call. If the call comes, he ...

dateNov 03, 2015 in Ecology
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Treetop leaves of tall trees store extra water

A research team led by Associate Professor Ishii Roaki and Doctoral Student Azuma Wakana from the Kobe University Graduate School of Agricultural Science has discovered that the water storage tissue that they recently found ...

dateNov 02, 2015 in Ecology
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Breeding in the crowns of coconut palms

The Guam coconut rhinoceros beetle research team has documented some disturbing and unusual behavior of Oryctes rhinoceros (coconut rhinoceros beetle CRB), which has been published in the September issue of the Florida Entomologist ...

dateOct 27, 2015 in Ecology
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Researchers analyze the benefits of urban trees

What have your trees done for you lately? According to UC Riverside Professor of Botany and Plant Science Darrel Jenerette, trees cool our homes, neighborhoods, and improve our health. Now he is exploring the hypothesis ...

dateOct 27, 2015 in Environment
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