Mindblowing fact of the day: sharks are older than trees

That’s seriously badass!

Scientists use sound waves to ‘listen’ for decay in trees

The longer a sound wave takes to transverse the trunk, the more decayed the tree is.

Gold growing on trees offers a new prospecting tool

Who said money doesn’t grow on trees? Take this grandpa!

“Extinct” elms discovered doing just fine in the Queen’s gardens, Edinburgh

It’s good to be Queen. But it’s even better to be the Queen’s elms.

Douglas fir forests are buckling under the heat, pausing their growth altogether

Silly trees, can’t they set the thermostat lower, like the rest of us?

Trees trade carbon through their roots, using symbiotic fungi networks

A forest’s trees capture carbon not only for themselves, but also engage in an active “trade” of sorts with their neighbors, a new study found. University of Basel botanists found that this process, conducted by symbiotic fungi in the forest’s soil, takes place even among trees of different species.

Europe might lose its ash trees forever

Europe is likely to lose all its ash trees, the largest-ever survey of the species warns. Plagued by both a fungal disease known as ash-dieback and an invasive species of beetle, the emerald ash borer, the tree might be wiped clean off of the continent.

Surreal crooked trees shaped by Antarctic winds

Wind gusts are so unforgiving that the trees themselves molded into weird and crooked shapes. There’s an almost surreal beauty to their shape, though — it brings harshness to life. You won’t find anything like it anywhere else in the world.

Oddly enough, all trees regardless of size break at the same wind speed

In the wake of calamities like hurricanes or tornadoes, you’ll find trees leveled to the ground. But observations suggest that all trees seem to break at the same wind speed, with parameters like the type of tree, height or diameter barely affecting the outcome.

Dutch collective plans to “plant” a forest on Rotterdam’s waters.

Where do we find the space for trees in our cities with all the buildings already vying for the limited space available? Dutch collective Mothership’s answer is waterways. The group plans to install the “Dobberend Bos” (Bobbing Forest) in Rotterdam’s Rijnhaven harbor next spring.