Hank Sims / Monday, Dec. 10, 2012 @ 9:18 a.m. / Environment
Big Old Trees Dying Off Everywhere, Study Says
A study published in the current issue of Science finds that big, old-growth trees worldwide are dying off at a frightening rate. Everywhere the researchers looked — Yosemite, the Brazilian rainforest, Europe, the far Northern latitudes — the biggest and oldest trees were in stark decline.
“It’s a worldwide problem and appears to be happening in most types of forest,” one of the lead authors says.