News - 23 Feb 2016
The types of beneficial fungi that associate with tree roots can alter the fate of a patch of tropical forest, boosting plant diversity or, conversely, giving one tree species a distinct advantage...
News - 19 Apr 2016
Massive tree die-offs due to drought have ravaged forests across the American West and left ecologists struggling to predict how and when tree deaths will happen, and how rising temperatures due to...
News - 30 Apr 2015
When temperatures rise and less water falls, forests respond. Forest canopies can buffer juvenile trees from drought and heat by providing shade for the younger trees below the leaf and needle cover....
News - 8 May 2020
Restoration ecologist Karen Holl has a simple message for anyone who thinks planting 1 trillion trees will reverse the damage of climate change.
"We can't plant our way out of climate...
News - 17 Feb 2023
The 2015–2018 summer droughts have been exceptional in large parts of Western and Central Europe over the last 400 years, in terms of the magnitude of drought conditions. This indicates an...
News - 4 Apr 2022
For a long time, ecologists assumed tree rings to be absent in tropical trees because of a lack of temperature and rain fluctuations in the trees' environment. But in recent decades, the formation...
News - 1 Feb 2022
New research suggests that ancient trees possess far more than an awe-inspiring presence and a suite of ecological services to forests-;they also sustain the entire population of trees' ability to...
News - 17 May 2022
Sheffield has received Tree Cities of the World recognition, bringing a wealth of benefits to local communities, now and into the future.
Image Credit: Sheffield City Council
Article - 1 Dec 2021
Urbanization has led to drastic changes to hydrologic systems due to the replacement of vegetated areas with impervious surfaces, modification of overall water and sediment budgets, and a decrease in...
News - 6 Jan 2009
A recent study shows that shade trees on the west and south sides of a house in California can reduce a homeowner's summertime electric bill by about $25.00 a year.
The study, conducted last...