News tagged with trees

Trees can make or break city weather

Even a single urban tree can help moderate wind speeds and keep pedestrians comfortable as they walk down the street, according to a new University of British Columbia study that also found losing a single tree can increase ...

dateJul 26, 2017 in Environment
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Using forests to manage carbon—a heated debate

The best way of managing trees and forests for climate change and accounting for contributions of forests and forestry activities in carbon budgets remains hotly contested. Forests can either take up carbon dioxide (CO₂) ...

dateJul 25, 2017 in Environment
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Growing better trees faster

A new research collaboration could significantly increase the quality and economic productivity of one of the UK's largest crop outputs, Sitka spruce conifer trees.

dateJul 19, 2017 in Environment
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Seedlings face uphill battle with climate change

Scientists found that certain species of trees will not rapidly advance uphill as global temperatures rise. In other words, subalpine forests will not follow the climate up the mountain. Using field experiments in the Rocky ...

dateJul 13, 2017 in Environment
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