Forest Digest — Week of August 18
It’s Friday and Forest Digest is back!
Check out this week’s news in trees:
- “New analysis links tree height to climate” — University of Wisconsin-Madison
A botany professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison studied how tree height, resource allocation and physiology vary with climate in Australia’s Victoria state.
- “Some trees face ‘extinction’ threat” — CBS Moneywatch
Pests and diseases are infiltrating forests around the globe. One of them — the emerald ash borer — could cause the extinction of North American ash trees, says one researcher.
- “Climate change taking a huge toll on world’s forests” — Irish Independent
The Finland-based European Forest Institute says that Europe’s forests are especially vulnerable to the effects of climate change and to particular threats, such as wind, forest fires and pests.
- “A True Tree of Life: The Seeds From This Magical Plant Can Clean Water” — TakePart
Researchers have discovered that the drought-tolerant Moringa tree can clean water.