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Interactive video lesson plan for: How Big Can A Tree Grow? - Zoo La La (Ep 28) - Earth Unplugged

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What is the limit to tree growth? Is there a limit? Why can they not keep growing forever or do they? Simon Baxter walks among giants in the Sequoia National Park to reveal just how tall a tree can grow.

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Ambrose, A. R., S. C. Sillett, and T. E. Dawson. 2009. Effects of tree height on branch hydraulics, leaf structure and gas exchange in California redwoods. Plant, Cell & Environment 32: 743-757.
George W. Koch, Stephen C. Sillett, Gregory M. Jennings & Stephen D. Davis. 2004. The limits to tree height. Nature 428, 851-854
Giant Sequoias. 2002. Richard Hartesveldt, Nate Stephenson. 2nd Ed, Sequoia Natural History Association.
Michael G. Ryan and Barbara J. Yoder. 1997. Hydraulic Limits to Tree Height and Tree Growth. BioScience. Vol. 47, No. 4 pp. 235-242

Zoo La La is the show that examines the most incredible animal behaviour from all over the world. Patrick Aryee, Maddie Moate and Simon Baxter ask the questions that that you've always wanted to know the answer to, as well as some you didn't even know to ask!


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