Mountain ash trees growing on the Australian island of Tasmania are the tallest flowering trees in the world. They are not quite the tallest trees of any kind, however—that record belongs to the coast redwoods of California. But that might be because things have been skewed against the mountain ash. (BBC)
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A drug made from the fruit of a tree from the rainforests of northern Australia has destroyed cancerous tumours in mice, scientists say.
If a tree falls in an urban forest, and it doesn't make a sound, does it have any value?
According to the folks at one of Canada's largest banks, the answer is a resounding "yes."
Beyond more nebulous social and environmental impacts, Toronto's lush canopy of trees are worth about $7 billion to the local economy, TD Bank suggests in a report released Monday.
by David Gill
Surveys carried out by Center for Plant Conservation Vietnam (CPCV) have identified new populations of a number of threatened species including the Critically Endangered Magnolia grandis.
The new findings come after over two weeks of fieldwork in forests surrounding the villages of Phieng Luong and Phieng Phoc in North Vietnam.