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Trees Will Not Grow Up Into Alpine Level, Study Says
2013-04-11 19:27:03

Scientists thought forest lines on mountains would start growing in higher elevations as the planet's temperature began to rise due to global warming.

Image 1 - Trees On Tundra's Border Growing Faster In A Hotter Climate
2011-11-11 05:25:04

Evergreen trees at the edge of Alaska’s tundra are growing faster, suggesting that at least some forests may be adapting to a rapidly warming climate, says a new study.

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2009-11-17 05:55:00

Increasing temperatures at high altitudes are fueling the post-1950 growth spurt seen in bristlecone pines, the world's oldest trees, according to new research.

2009-08-13 17:02:20

New Zealand scientists say a study of climate change suggests global warming is not spurring the advancement of Earth's treelines as expected. Scientists at New Zealand's Bio-Protection Research Center said their study -- the first global quantitative assessment of the relationship between climate warming and treeline advancement -- tested the premise that treelines have been advancing since 1900 in response to global warming. Treelines are the elevation at which trees are capable of growth...

2009-08-13 10:04:31

A new study reveals that treelines are not responding to climate warming as expected. The research, the first global quantitative assessment of the relationship between climate warming and treeline advance, is published in Ecology Letters and tests the premise that treelines are globally advancing in response to climate warming since 1900.

2009-04-22 10:23:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvanians who plant a tree at their home or business can help the commonwealth reach its goal of putting one million trees in the ground statewide by 2012.

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2007-03-05 16:15:00

Forests of spruce trees and shrubs in parts of northern Canada are taking over what were once tundra landscapes--forcing out the species that lived there.


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