Posted by: Sandy Steinman | April 21, 2023

Major Threats to World’s Largest Tree

Sci.News reported on how the world’s largest tree is under series threat of survival primarily due to deer

The Pando aspen clone, also known as the Trembling Giant, is the largest known organism on our planet in terms of dry-weight mass.

This ‘forest of one tree’ has an estimated mass of 5.9 million kg, covers some 43 ha (106 acres) in south-central Utah’s Fishlake National Forest.

It consists of more than 47,000 genetically identical above-ground stems or ‘ramets’ originating from a single underground parent clone.

Source: Pando, Earth’s Largest Living Organism, is ‘Breaking Up’ Because of Herbivory and Fencing | Sci.News

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