06 May '12, 6am

Safeguarding Mammoth Trees, Champs of the Ecosystem #biodiversity #environment

Safeguarding Mammoth Trees, Champs of the Ecosystem By DOUGLAS M. MAIN 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 PLo...

Full article: http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/05/05/safeguarding-ma...

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{New Blog Post} Project 365 : Winter Trees: I like it when the trees have shed their leaves..

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storyofbing.com 08 May '12, 12pm

I like it when the trees have shed their leaves. I can see so much further and so much more. Project 365 – One shot a day ...