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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