News tagged with trees

Coffee: More biodiversity, better harvest

Bees, birds and bats make a huge contribution to the high yields produced by coffee farmers around Mount Kilimanjaro – an example of how biodiversity can pay off. This effect has been described as result of a study now ...

Feb 10, 2014
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Warm winters let trees sleep longer

In the temperate zones, vegetation follows the change of the seasons. After a winter pause, plants put out new growth in spring. Research has now brought a new correlation to light: The colder the winter, ...

Oct 30, 2013
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Drought could reverse drop in Nevada tree beetles

Scientists say there's been a significant reduction in the amount of Nevada forest under assault from bark beetles and similar bugs, but they fear lingering drought will further weaken trees and make them more susceptible ...

Aug 11, 2014
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Forest model predicts canopy competition

Out of an effort to account for what seemed in airborne images to be unusually large tree growth in a Hawaiian forest, scientists at Brown University and the Carnegie Institution for Science have developed ...

Feb 20, 2014
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The body language of trees

Trees do not lie: Their shape always is the response to external impacts or internal damage and may be tracked by exact observation. Professor Claus Mattheck and his team at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology ...

May 22, 2014
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