Contact: Beth King
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
Caption: Tree growth measurements from more than 600,000 trees belonging to 403 species from forest plots around the world coordinated by the Smithsonian Center for Tropical Forest Studies/FOREST GEO showed that the tree growth often accelerates as trees age.
Credit: Smithsonian Center for Tropical Forest Science
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