Global decline of big trees in old-growth forests worrying, argue scientists

Mongabay: The decline of large trees is putting biodiversity and forest health at risk globally, warn researchers writing in the journal Science. In a commentary published Friday, December 7, David Lindenmayer, William Laurance, and Jerry Franklin argue that large trees typically found in old-growth forests play a critical ecological role, offering niche habitats for wildlife, storing large amounts of carbon, and providing abundant fruit, foliage, and flowers. But they note that a spate of studies suggest......

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