Photograph looking up a tree trunk
Contrary to Common Belief, Some Older Trees Make Fewer Seeds
An analysis of more than half a million trees reveals that many species begin to taper off seed production once they hit a certain size.
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Contrary to Common Belief, Some Older Trees Make Fewer Seeds
Contrary to Common Belief, Some Older Trees Make Fewer Seeds

An analysis of more than half a million trees reveals that many species begin to taper off seed production once they hit a certain size.

An analysis of more than half a million trees reveals that many species begin to taper off seed production once they hit a certain size.

ABOVE: © ISTOCK.COM, MARTINWIMMER

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Jef Akst | Feb 1, 2016
Associate Professor, Virginia Tech, Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation. Age: 37