Old-growth trees more drought tolerant than younger ones, providing a buffer against climate change

Source: Science Daily

A new analysis of more than 20,000 trees on five continents shows that old-growth trees are more drought tolerant than younger trees in the forest canopy and may be better able to withstand future climate extremes. The findings highlight the importance of preserving the world’s remaining old-growth forests, which are biodiversity strongholds that store vast amounts of planet-warming carbon, according to forest ecologists.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2022/12/221201123148.htm