Paper Birch & Douglasfir: An Odd Relationship

Trees in a forest are usually thought of as fierce competitors, each struggling for control of available light and soil moisture, usually at the expense of neighboring trees. But Canadian research Suzanne W. Simard and her colleagues found that paper birch can actually aid neighboring Douglasfirs. Through carefully-controlled research, Dr. Simard has documented the transfer of carbon (sugar) from paper birch to nearby Douglasfirs. The transfer takes place through tiny underground strands of beneficial fungi… Read More at http://arbordayblog.org/?p=7999
 

Paper Birch & Douglasfir: An Odd Relationship


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published on: Thu, 15 Feb 2018 13:00:35 +0000