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  • Does the rate of root volume growth increase or decrease in trees as they age?

     Neil updated 6 years, 9 months ago 1 Member · 1 Post
  • Neil

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    February 5, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    NPR recently wrote a story on how scientists have discovered that trees grow faster the older they get.  Not surprisingly, they also absorb more carbon as they age. What do you think happens to roots as trees age? Does root volume grow at the same rate as trees age or does it increase, does it decrease?  What do you think happens? We do not have the answer but are curious what your opinion or experience is.

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