News tagged with trees

New analysis links tree height to climate

What limits the height of trees? Is it the fraction of their photosynthetic energy they devote to productive new leaves? Or is it their ability to hoist water hundreds of feet into the air, supplying the ...

dateAug 14, 2014 in Ecology
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Forest tree seeds stored in the Svalbard seed vault

A new method for the conservation of the genetic diversity of forest trees will see its launch on 26 February 2015, as forest tree seeds are for the first time stored in the Svalbard Global Seed Vault on the Spitsbergen Island, ...

dateFeb 26, 2015 in Ecology
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Changing climate prompts boreal forest shift

With warming summer temperatures across Alaska, white spruce tree growth in Interior Alaska has declined to record low levels, while the same species in Western Alaska is growing better than ever measured ...

dateJun 11, 2015 in Environment
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Borers branch out from ash trees

Bad news in the bug department: The emerald ash borer, a tiny, glitter-green insect from China expected to kill virtually all ash trees in the eastern U.S. - unless they are treated with expensive chemicals - may have a new ...

dateNov 10, 2014 in Ecology
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Forest canopies buffer against climate change

When temperatures rise and less water falls, forests respond. Forest canopies can buffer juvenile trees from drought and heat by providing shade for the younger trees below the leaf and needle cover. Adult trees have deep ...

dateApr 29, 2015 in Environment
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Carnabys favour roomier artificial homes

Scientists are investigating which type of tree hollows are best suited to endangered Carnaby's Cockatoos for breeding purposes, as part of a larger study into threats to the birds survival.

dateSep 09, 2014 in Ecology
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Measuring the pulse of trees

I read many years ago that if you wanted a tree to recognise you, you would need to sit quietly at its base for a week. Very Zen!

dateMar 16, 2015 in Ecology
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