Fast-growing trees die younger

Fast-growing trees die younger

Amazonian forest in Peru. Credit: Roel Brienen, University of Leeds

Higher temperatures and increased atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) levels resulting from climate change are thought to have stimulated tree growth and in turn greater carbon storage.

But trees that grow faster have shorter lifespans, according to a global analysis published in the journal Nature Communications, and that could have ramifications for carbon storage predictions.


Published by Cosmos.

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