6/27/2013

Researchers at Thompson Rivers University are investigating the capacity that trees have to intercept rainwater. The research team, which includes master's degree student Julie Taylor and Darryl Carlyle-Moses, an assistant professor of geography, have discovered that narrow trees with smooth bark tend to funnel water to the soil quickly. Trees covered in rough bark, however, are able to hold much larger quantities of water before depositing it into the ground. Their research was presented at the AAG meeting in Los Angeles.

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