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Healthy Forests Rely on Ancient Trees, Biodiversity

Ancient trees may be the key to a healthy forest, and therefore a healthy planet, a recent article published in the academic journal Nature Plants contends. The age of trees is not typically defined by a particular lifespan, like with...

Almost 30% of All Tree Species in the Wild are Facing Extinction

Almost 30% of tree species in the wild are facing extinction, according to a report published by the Botanic Gardens Conservation International. The group's report, entitled "the State of the World's Trees," concluded that 17,510 out of Earth's 58,497 documented...

Athens' Unique Mulberry Trees on the Brink of Extinction Due to Insect Damage

Approximately three hundred and fifty mulberry trees in Athens have been decimated by a wood-boring insect called ''Xylotrechus Chinensis,'' and another 1,000 have been infested, Athens municipal arborists said on Tuesday. These beautiful and now characteristically-Athenian trees line some of the...