Industry News: Forests

First New Species of Temperate Conifer Tree Discovered in More Than a Decade

Wednesday, January 31, 2018  
Posted by: Jennifer Olivares

It's not every day—or even every decade—that a new species of conifer is found in the world's temperate forests. But late last year, researchers announced a new species of hemlock tree from Korea, proving that even our best-studied forests still hold surprises.

The new tree could help save one of its better-known cousins—a North American hemlock species being annihilated by a voracious insect. But the new find is so rare that it’s already being considered for an endangered-species listing itself.

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