A fungus network is said to connect 60% of the world’s trees. A tree’s roots anchor it in the ground but are also important for the soil and play an important role in the forest ecosystem.
Drought killed around a million trees in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia last summer, putting pressure on Christmas tree farmers. But new techniques could help detect crop death early.
As sea levels rise, the planet's natural bulwarks against the ocean could help protect the coastline. But these very habitats are also under threat.
Germany's agriculture minister says wooden houses could help stem climate change by absorbing carbon emissions. Trees have become a hot political issue in Germany amid concerns about the health of the country's forests.
The Christmas Trees for the Forest initiative aims to save threatened woodlands during the festive season by encouraging people to donate a Christmas tree to the forests — instead of cutting one down.
© 2020 Deutsche Welle |
Legal notice |
| Mobile version