Worsening Drought Endangering 60 Million Trees in California
Dec 31, 2015 Researchers warned that if the drought affecting California continues, it could have irreversible effects on almost 60 million trees. Based on their findings, the water content in the canopies of millions of trees in the state has already dropped severely.
Conservation Group Turns to Cloning to Save 2000 Year Old Lady Liberty Cypress Tree
Dec 30, 2015 The non-profit group Archangel Ancient Tree Archive has partnered with a cloning laboratory to save a 2,000-year-old tree from its natural death. According to members of the organization, they plan to clone 100 samples of this tree which will then be planted in different parts of the U.S.
Tree Populations in Amazon Rainforest Under Threat of Extinction
Nov 23, 2015 Researchers warned that over half of the tree populations in the Amazon could be wiped out if proper measures are not taken for their conservation. According to their study, this effect could also be mirrored in other rainforests around the globe.