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Why Borneo’s trees are the loftiest on Earth

A tall tree seen from the bottom of its trunk, looking up into the canopy. A person climbs the tree on ropes.

A researcher scales the 100.8-metre tree named Menara in northern Borneo. The rarity of strong winds in the region has helped its rainforest to reach great heights. Credit: A. Shenkin et al./Front. For. Glob. Change (CC BY 4.0)

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Nature 586, 477 (2020)




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