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Old 06-15-2011, 10:05 PM   #1
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Bacteria on old-growth trees may help forests grow

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Biology researchers discover that bacteria living in mosses on tree branches twice as effective at 'fixing' nitrogen as those on the ground.
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Old 06-16-2011, 09:37 PM   #2
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It's amazing to think about the interrelationships between organisms that humans are mostly unaware of, this is a great example. Unfortunately most of the old growth forests are gone save a few remnants here and there, especially in the east. I have friends in Vermont that are trying to save a few acres of old growth forest and I have seen those trees. It's really an awesome experience, and I know that every tree is sacred to them.
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