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Old trees work faster at storing carbon

Old trees contribute more to carbon storage than previously thought in a new international study that included researchers from the University of Melbourne. The study demonstrated that tree growth rates increased continuously with size, and in some cases, large trees appeared to be adding the carbon mass equivalent of an entire smaller tree each year. The significance of this study is that big old trees are better at absorbing carbon from the atmosphere than previously thought. (Candobetter.net Editor: And that's not all that old tree do - see their more immediate effects on climate and weather here.)

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