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One tree's architecture reveals secrets of a forest, study finds

August 5, 2013

Cathy Hulshoff takes measurements on a tree Researchers in the University of Arizona's department of ecology and evolutionary biology have found that despite differences in appearance, trees across species share remarkably similar architecture and can tell scientists a lot about an entire forest. Full Story

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