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Tall storeys

The tallest living organisms are trees, but how tall could they be and what stops them growing any taller? Measurements at the tops of the world's tallest trees now provide quantitative answers to these questions.

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Figure 1: High and mighty.
Figure 2: Physiological responses to tree height2.


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Woodward, I. Tall storeys. Nature 428, 807–808 (2004).

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