How Can Trees Use Their Memories?

Trees keep detailed records of annual climate in their trunk rings. Can they use them?

Photo by Denis Agati on Unsplash

In our human brains we grow memories that we can recall later, and many other animals do the same. Some of our other organs, such as muscles, develop from experience in ways that improve their functioning.

But trees keep detailed records of temperature and humidity in their annual growth rings…



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