PNG expedition discovers largest trees at extreme altitudes

31 May 2017
The research team recorded more than 15 tree families with individual specimens growing 30-40m tall at extreme altitudes

The first field campaign surveying Papua New Guinea’s lush primary forests from the coast to clouds has revealed the high mountain tops may house the largest trees recorded globally at such extreme altitudes.

“The study may force a re-think of what we know about the ideal environments for growing very large trees,” said Dr Dwyer, a UQ School of Biological Sciences’ lecturer and CSIRO researcher.

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