Earth Has More Tree Species Than We Thought

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  • According to researchers, while there are over 73 300 estimated species of trees, there are still 9 200 that have yet to be discovered.
  • In their study based on tens of millions of trees in more than 100,000 forest plots around the world, the researchers found that South America is the continent with the most “missing” species of trees.
  • Studies like this can help priorities conservation efforts in areas that need it the most.

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