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WORLD TREE NEWS

Science and new discoveries

ancient yew tree in the Yenice reserve, northern Turkey. © Fred Hageneder
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.
bumble bee on tree flower. © lava777/fotolia.com
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.
large buttressed tree in primary rainforest in Ecuador. © Dr. Morley Read/shutterstock.com
Worldwide long-term studies show that proportionally, the biggest and oldest trees of the world vanish more rapidly than the younger tree populations.
forest evaporation in Thailand. © Abdulroheem Lungleengo/shutterstock.com
Pressure on the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) mounts to stop intentionally excluding tree canopy effects on measurements and climate modelling.
Aerial view of the Pastaza River © Ammit Jack/shutterstock.com
Not only the climate of South America depends on the ‘water management’ of the Amazon rainforest but the global climate of the entire northern hemisphere.
veils of rain over forest landscape. © Dudarev Mikhail/fotolia.com
New discoveries show that tree vapours cool the planet, and that protecting old-growth forests would be one of the best ways to counteract global heating.