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How trees learn

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

A long line of trees near my home was blown over in last winter’s gales because it had been left vulnerable by foresters who had cut down a pine plantation in order to restore lowland heath.

The silver birch and oak were left at risk because the pines had been sheltering them from the prevailing wind, and they had insufficient time to brace themselves for the onslaught. (more…)

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