Forests that live fast and die young may help speed up climate change

To investigate, the researchers examined samples from 1,768 trees, both living and dead, from different forests. That includes over 1,100 mountain pines from the Spanish Pyrenees and 660 Siberian larch from the Russian Altai. Core samples were taken from the living trees, while whole discs could be obtained from dead ones, giving the researchers a window into how fast trees grew and how long they lived under different climate conditions over the past 2,000 years.

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