Tree test looks for climate change data
Thousands of trees of different species are being planted in test areas from Portugal in the south to Scotland in the north and will be monitored by researchers as they grow in the diverse environments. Researchers said In Wales, a cleared area is being planted with trees from the Mediterranean, Eastern Europe, California and beyond. They said ongoing measurements will be taken for decades.
Chris Jones of the Forestry Commission Wales told the BBC that the kind of information they're getting out of it is going to inform the policy makers and the foresters of the future about the species that they will be able to use. He said this is one of the biggest trials they've done in forest research. Dozens of similar test sites and plantings are located from the Azores in the south up 1,600 miles of the Atlantic coast through Britain and up to Scotland. However, researchers acknowledge, it could be many years before the data can be put to practical use. (UPi.com)