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Infographic: Study Shows World’s Oldest Trees Are Dying Off Rapidly

Posted By Helen Morgan On January 19, 2013 @ 1:20 pm In environmental destruction,global warming,Green Graphics & Packaging | 1 Comment

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The world’s oldest trees are dying off at an alarming rate, according to recent study [1] by Australian National University professor David Lindenmayer. Research [2] conducted on some of the world’s greatest forests – from Yosemite National Park [3] and the Brazilian Rainforest – shows that the die-off rate of trees between 100 to 300 years is a grave concern, and climate change is one of the biggest reasons for their decline. This beautiful infographic by Michael Paukner [4] shows the locations of some of the world’s oldest – and most at risk – trees.

+ Michael Paukner [4]

Via Kateoplis [5]


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[1] recent study: http://www.sciencemag.org/content/338/6112/1305

[2] Research: http://inhabitat.com/tag/environmental-research/

[3] Yosemite National Park: http://www.nps.gov/yose/index.htm

[4] Michael Paukner: http://www.flickr.com/photos/michaelpaukner/

[5] Kateoplis: http://kateoplis.tumblr.com/tagged/trees

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