05 May '12, 3pm

Safeguarding Massive Trees, Champs of the Ecosystem

It’s important to respect your elders, children are reminded. It seems that this goes for trees, too. James A. Lutz/University of Washington Researchers surveyed a plot in Yosemite National Park, tallying above-ground biomass including live trees, snags and downed woody debris. Big, old trees dominate many forests worldwide and play crucial ecological services that aren’t immediately obvious, like providing habitat for a wide range of organisms, from fungi to woodpeckers. Among their many other invaluable roles, the oldsters also store a lot of carbon. In a research plot in California’s Yosemite National Park , big trees (those with a diameter greater than three feet at chest height) account for only 1 percent of trees but store half of the area’s biomass, according to a study published this week in PLoS ONE. A group led by the study’s author, James A. Lutz , a research sc...

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