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Small trees offer hope for rainforests

Source: exeter.ac.uk

Small trees that grow up in drought conditions could form the basis of more drought-resistant rainforests, new research suggests.

Severe and long-lasting droughts are becoming more common in the Amazon, often killing large trees that form the forest canopy.

But a new study, led by the University of Exeter, suggests small trees adapt better to droughts and could grow into a new generation to help the rainforest survive. MORE