Termites are about to experience a significant global expansion in their prime habitat, thanks to climate change. Here’s what that means for deadwood.
Do you know zoopharmacognosy is? Some animals use trees to treat themselves.
Urban plantings are part of the solution to living in warmer cities, but most tree and shrub species in the world’s cities will struggle too. The impacts on liveability could be huge.
Well-designed residential developments with abundant tree cover can help protect cities against urban heat and flooding.
I watched little ravens line their nests with messmate stringy bark last spring. Here’s what birds might seek your garden trees this year.
Britain is suffering through its worst drought since the 1970s.
Some of these trees can be over 30 metres high. Others, can live for centuries or, for the Huon pine, up to an astonishing ten millennia.
The Midwest had a lot of trees, but just a few species were responsible for the bulk of the carbon storage.
A climate scientist looks at what works and some popular ideas that aren’t as cheap or effective as people hope.
Trees were already known for cooling and cleaning the air of cities. A Europe-wide, participative science project shows how much their density matters for urban biodiversity.
Artificial light is upending trees’ ability to use the natural day-night cycle as a signal of seasonal change.
North America’s 2021 extreme heat event should compel governments to scale innovations from leading cities and countries to advance resilient, restorative and renewable cities.
For the past 13 years I’ve focused on sequencing one plant pathogen’s genome. Here’s where that scientific journey has led.
Extreme heat waves are putting lives in danger, with some of the hottest urban neighborhoods 10 degrees hotter or more than their wealthier neighbors. Often, these are communities of color.
During heatwaves, the highest temperatures are often found in urbanized areas. Small green spaces are often overlooked as a way to cool urban areas.
An invasive Australian tree is exploiting ever-stronger hurricanes.
There is a growing interest in planting small trees in urban areas. However, large trees have significant advantages.
A 50-year experiment shows warmer, ‘thirstier’ air may have cut the lifespan of Queensland’s tropical trees in half since the 1980s.
We asked six experts to nominate books that might help us avert environmental catastrophe. Here’s what they said.
More carbon dioxide in the air doesn’t necessarily mean more growth for trees, and the increasing risk of wildfires and drought has major consequences, as an interactive map shows.