The end of big trees?

Laurance, Bill (2012) The end of big trees? The Conversation, 2012. pp. 1-3.

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[Extract] When I was a small lad there was a stately old tree in our backyard. My little sister and I practically lived in it — it was our lair, our fortress, our stairway to the sky.

Decades later, I sometimes recalled that regal giant as I studied rainforest trees in the Amazon. There, towering trees were dying en masse. Often the causes were obvious – growling bulldozers and chainsaws — but sometimes the reasons were mystifying.

Item ID: 24330
Item Type: Article (Commentary)
Date Deposited: 21 Dec 2012 01:05
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050202 Conservation and Biodiversity @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity > 960899 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity of Environments not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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