The history of the rubber 'boom' reveals why.
It’s as if Socrates’ remark that 'the trees teach me nothing' is very much still the attitude today.
Cladoxylopsid trees were hugely complex and very different to those we have now.
Tree plantings are making a visible difference to Melbourne’s west. It's the result of a collaborative model of greening, one that Australian cities need to apply more widely.
Guam's trees are in trouble, thanks to the accidental release of a snake species 70 years ago, which has killed off many of the bird species that are vital for the health of the island's forests.
Can forests effectively remove carbon from the atmosphere?
A seed contains nearly everything a tree needs to get growing. Just add a dash of water, a bit of warmth and the right location, and you'll be seeing green in no time.
When the Hume Highway was widened, hundreds of nest boxes were installed to replace habitat for three threatened species. Four years of monitoring has concluded the program is entirely unsuccessful.
It's thanks to decomposition brought about by beetles and fungi that we're not all buried under dead organic matter.
Australia is home to some of the oldest trees in the world. But how do they live so long?
In early 2016 reports appeared that vast swathes of mangroves had died in the Gulf of Carpentaria. It now appears heat and drought were to blame.
If people are starting to look much worse in democratic terms, trees are starting to look much better. We are learning that plants engage in meaningful and, more to the point, truthful communication.
Coconut water may be the 'it' drink, but its producers face multiple threats.
Fire has been viewed as the main protagonist in creating Africa's iconic savannas. However, new research shows that browsing animals created savannas millions of years before fire became important.
It seems that plants use social media, too.
Here's the science behind the amazing colours we should see on British trees this year.
Here's another reason to stop land clearing: it's making Australia hotter and drier.
The invasive mesquite tree has a negative impact on everything from biodiversity to human health. Management programmes are crucial.
Study using tree ring data and climate projections shows that buildup of CO2 will not benefit most northern forests and that growth rates will actually fall.
After some unusually wet years, our landscape and ecosystems have once again returned to poorer conditions that were last experienced during the Millennium Drought.