The limits to tree height

@article{Koch2004TheLT,
  title={The limits to tree height},
  author={G. Koch and Stephen C. Sillett and G. Jennings and S. D. Davis},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2004},
  volume={428},
  pages={851-854}
}
  • G. Koch, Stephen C. Sillett, +1 author S. D. Davis
  • Published 2004
  • Environmental Science, Medicine
  • Nature
  • Trees grow tall where resources are abundant, stresses are minor, and competition for light places a premium on height growth. The height to which trees can grow and the biophysical determinants of maximum height are poorly understood. Some models predict heights of up to 120 m in the absence of mechanical damage, but there are historical accounts of taller trees. Current hypotheses of height limitation focus on increasing water transport constraints in taller trees and the resulting reductions… CONTINUE READING

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