News tagged with trees

Popular boab tree is fighting fit

At 750 years old one could be forgiven for having a few ailments but a recent health check of King's Park's mighty boab tree Gija Jumulu has revealed the popular tourist attraction is in perfect health.

dateApr 27, 2016 in Ecology
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The unique challenges of conserving forest giants

The redwood and sequoia trees in California, the baobab trees in Madagascar, and the rose gum Eucalyptus trees in northeastern Australia are only a few of the spectacular large, old trees still growing today. Protecting these ...

dateApr 22, 2016 in Environment
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Trees trade carbon among each other, study reports

Forest trees use carbon not only for themselves; they also trade large quantities of it with their neighbours. Botanists from the University of Basel report this in the journal Science. The extensive carbon trade among trees ...

dateApr 14, 2016 in Environment
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A window into fungal endophytism

Researchers sequenced a fungal endophyte of rubber trees and compared its genome to 36 other fungi, focusing on genes that are crucial to host-fungus interactions.

dateApr 05, 2016 in Biotechnology
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