Nations are pledging to plant billions of trees. But a new study shows that we’ve underestimated the power of natural forest regrowth to fight climate change. PHOTOGRAPH: VICTOR MORIYAMA/GETTY IMAGES THIS STORY ORIGINALLY appeared on Yale Environment 360 and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration. When Susan Cook-Patton was doing a postdoc in forest […]

Laser technology has been used to measure the volume and biomass of giant Californian redwood trees for the first time, records a new study by UCL researchers. Credit: Mat Disney Laser technology has been used to measure the volume and biomass of giant Californian redwood trees for the first time, […]

Cross-section view of Austrocedrus chilensis wood in the Andes of northern Patagonia, Argentina. This species is abundant in the xeric forest-steppe ecotone, where periodic massive mortality events have been documented in relation to extreme droughts in Patagonia during the 20th century. Credit: Ricardo Villalba, Instituto Argentino de Nivología, Glaciología y […]

Amarillo tree (Terminalia amazonia) growing in the mixed species plantation at Agua Salud. Credit: Jorge Alemán, STRI Native to India, teak is the go-to species for reforestation in Central America. But teak often underperforms in the nutrient poor soils that dominate tropical landscapes. To discover if the timber value of […]

Douglas firs are the most abundant trees in North America. Their ecological niche spans Southern Mexico to the Northern Rockies. Warming Will Reduce Trees’ Ability to Slow Climate Change New research suggests that the most abundant trees in North America absorb less carbon dioxide as the world’s temperature rises. The […]

An international team of scientists have identified candidate resistance genes that could protect ash trees from the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), a deadly pest that is expected to kill billions of trees worldwide. In the new study, published recently in Nature Ecology & Evolution, researchers from Queen Mary University of London […]