Web edition: December 14, 2012
Trees often grow to appear sturdy and strong, which might make it hard to believe that they’re easily harmed on the inside. But that is the case, according to a worldwide survey of more than 200 types of trees.
Researchers studied the inner plumbing of the trees and found that most don’t have a built-in safety net that would allow them to survive a serious drought. The findings were published in November.
S. Milius. Trees worldwide a sip away from dehydration. Science News Online, November 21, 2012. [Go to]