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Climate change is moving tree populations away from the soil fungi that sustain them

As our planet warms, many species are shifting to different locations as their historical habitats become inhospitable.

A revelation about trees is messing with climate calculations

Scientists are learning more about “sesquiterpenes” vapors made from trees.

Scientists rediscover small Brazil tree, 185 years on

A species of small holly tree that was last seen nearly two centuries ago and was feared extinct has been rediscovered pluckily clinging to life in an urban area in northeastern Brazil, scientists said Tuesday.

Tropical Forests May Be Getting Too Hot for Photosynthesis

Climate change is already making a small proportion of tropical tree leaves so hot that their photosynthetic machinery bakes and breaks, according to new research.

Christmas brings bad tidings for endangered Guatemalan fir

As Christmas approaches, Guatemalan authorities step up controls against poachers targeting an endangered fir tree that is a much sought-after festive decoration.

Trees Are Getting Bigger in Response to Climate Change

New research led by Ohio State University’s agricultural program shows how much bulkier trees have been getting on the abundance of excess carbon

The Epidemic Facing Ash Trees

Across Ontario and Quebec, ash trees are falling prey to beetles that are starting to seem unstoppable.

Current Siberian warming is the most powerful of the last 7000 years

The authors of this research are confident that the human activities not only is influence climate change, but has become its major determinant, at least for the north of Western Siberia.

Climate Crisis Pushing Up to 1 in 6 US Tree Species Toward Extinction

New research published Tuesday reveals both how chronically under-studied tree populations are in the U.S. and how the lack of resources devoted to trees has pushed as much as 16% of all tree species toward the threat of extinction.

US to plant 1 billion trees as climate change kills forests

The Biden administration on Monday said the government will plant more than one billion trees across millions of acres of burned and dead woodlands in the U.S.

Iceland is bringing back the forests razed by Vikings

Today, forests and shrubs take up six times the amount of surface area than they did in 1990, when the country stepped up its reforestation efforts, according to the Icelandic Forestry Association.

Scientists find a forest growing inside a giant newly discovered sinkhole in China

The bottom of the giant pit harbors an ancient forest that may be populated by new species of animals.