Trees on the edge
Serious drought is a threat to most trees, worldwide survey finds
By Stephen Ornes, 13:02 PM December 14, 2012
Trees often grow to appear sturdy and strong, which might make it hard to believe that they’re easily harmed on the inside. But that is the case, according to a worldwide survey of more than 200 types of trees, published in November. Researchers studied the inner plumbing of the trees and found that most don’t have a built-in safety net that would allow them to survive a serious drought.
“I think this is a really big deal,” ecologist David Breshears told Science News. Breshears, of the Uni...
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