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THE MEANING OF TREES

WORLD TREE NEWS

Botany and natural history

A major study of the genetic evolution of European yew reveals the origins and migration pattern of this unique tree, and its response to regional climate.
A team at Bristol University found that the flower visits of bees are guided by their ability to detect and ‘read’ the electric fields around the blossoms.
Forest time reduces the level of stress chemicals in the body, boosts the immune system and hence helps to ward off viruses, bacteria and even tumours.
Beneath a spruce tree in Sweden scientists found ancient spruce remains (cones and wood) of the same genetic make-up, pointing to a vast age for this tree.
The oldest authenticated DNA was recovered from ancient biological material, helping to reconstruct past habitats eliminated by natural climate change.
After 150 years, the first pair of wild wolves have reared their young in Germany. The wolf is returning to Europe from Russia and the Carpathian Mountains.