Wood Density of Trees Decreasing

A team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) analyzed wood samples from the oldest existing experimental areas spanning a period of 150 years and reached a surprising conclusion — Trees are growing more rapidly due to climate change and have less density.

The team led by Hans Pretzsch, Professor for Forest Growth and Yield Science at the TUM, examined wood samples from several hundred trees and analyzed every single annual ring using a high-tech procedure. read more >>