Blog archive: December 2013

Surprising article in NATURE

December 10, 2013 by Jannick H. Schmidt

Interesting new article in Nature shows that trees continue to grow and sequester carbon as they mature. Based on a comprehensive study of 403 tree species and more than 600.000 individual trees from all over the world the scientists question the time-honoured paradigm that old trees grow less than the younger trees. They find that old trees “put on more weight” as they mature – i.e. the productivity at the level of the individual tree is shown to grow with…

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