Most of the tallest trees in the world belong to the Sequoia sempervirens or the redwoods, but other species have also given birth to exceptional specimens. Here are five of the tallest trees in the world:
New research from the University College London (UCL) demonstrates the first application of laser technology for the measurement of volume and biomass of giant trees - used in the great Californian redwoods in this case.
A recent study points out the importance of urban trees to street vendors. The research focuses on Indian vendors and how much they rely on trees not only for shade but also for their emotional and spiritual well-being.
Biologists from the University of Utah including William Anderegg, Anna Trugman, and David Bowling have led new research and discovered that some trees and plants are prolific spendthrifts in drought conditions, "spending" precious soil water to cool themselves and, in the process, making droughts more intense. The researchers published their findings in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.