No doubt – trees are feats of architectural and engineering excellence among nature’s greatest achievements. Trees – and of course forests – are found in all regions of the Earth capable of sustaining plant growth. At altitudes up to the snow line, except where it is too dry, or where fire frequency is too high, or where the environment has been altered by natural disturbance or human activity.

Remarkably nature has gifted trees with the ability to survive in extreme weather conditions – from sub zero temperatures to dry scorching deserts. Trees grow in polar regions in Siberia, Alaska and Canada,… Read more “Trees grow almost anywhere – take the Joshua tree”