Bush-like tree one of Labrador's oldest

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Bush-like tree one of Labrador's oldest

Post by edfrank » Mon Jun 21, 2010 4:28 pm

Bush-like tree one of Labrador's oldest
Last Updated: Friday, June 18, 2010, CBC News

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University researchers think they've found one of the oldest, but certainly not tallest, black spruce trees in Newfoundland and Labrador. Standing just over two metres tall, with a trunk barely 10 centimetres thick, the spruce looks more like a bush than a tree of distinction. But it's already 370 years old — and still growing, says Ryan Jameson, a Memorial University graduate student in biology, who found the spruce above the treeline in Labrador's Mealy Mountain range. Jameson, who is conducting research into black spruce reproduction along the treeline, said he knew the tree was old as soon as he spotted it.
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