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Old trees grow faster

Jan. 15, 2014, Oregon - According to a recent study by Oregon State University, scientists have determined that for most species, the biggest trees increase their growth rates and sequester more carbon as they age.

The press release says, "97 percent of 403 tropical and temperate species grow more quickly the older they get. The study was led by Nate L. Stephenson of the U.S. Geological Survey Western Ecological Research Center. Three Oregon State University researchers are co-authors: Mark Harmon and Rob Pabst of the College of Forestry and Duncan Thomas of the College of Agricultural Sciences."

Read the full report here.

January 15, 2014  By  Amie Silverwood

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