One old tree is worth 400 saplings – Dresden forestry expert Andreas Roloff calls for more respect for trees

April 25th is Arbor Day! New research on the environmental benefits of old trees highlights the need for their protection. It takes around 400 saplings to match the environmental benefits of one old tree. This is what Dresden-based forestry expert Prof. Andreas Roloff found out in his research on ancient trees, known as “Methuselah trees” in the German-speaking world based on the oldest non-clonal tree in the world.

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