How to tell if you have pine bark
How do you tell if a pine tree is pine?
That’s what a University of British Columbia study is asking.
The study, published in the Journal of Applied Ecology, looks at how much wood a tree produces.
It’s not an easy task, and the results may surprise you.
It looked at wood from 6,000 different species of trees across four countries and found a lot of the trees are not a match for one another.
The authors found that the wood content of trees is about 10 to 15 per cent lower than what you’d expect based on the amount of bark on the tree.
The paper’s authors suggest that’s a result of a combination of climate and environmental factors, but they are not entirely sure what’s behind the difference.
“The fact that the tree is so much lighter than you expect suggests that it’s a very complex process,” said University of Calgary professor of earth and planetary sciences Robert Hildebrand.
“It’s a combination, it’s not a single thing.”
Hildebert and his team are currently working on a study to look at what causes pine bark to have such different wood content.
“If you look at the carbon footprint of a tree, it is quite low,” he said.
“When you think about what it would take to get the carbon out of that tree, that is quite large.”
Hilderbrand and his colleagues hope their study will shed light on how the wood and the carbon cycle work.
“This is one of the first studies that has really focused on the carbon dynamics of trees,” he told CBC News.
“We think we can start to understand how the carbon cycles are related to one another.”
The researchers were also interested in how pine trees responded to climate change.
They looked at the effect of different climate conditions on tree growth.
In some cases, pine bark produced significantly more carbon than the other tree.
In others, pine trees produced significantly less carbon than other trees.
The researchers also looked at how tree species responded to drought, soil erosion, and drought stress.
The results were similar for both carbon production and carbon storage.
However, when the researchers looked at both carbon storage and wood content, they found that there was more variability in wood content than carbon production.
The difference in wood production is probably due to the fact that there are a lot more carbon sources in pine trees than there are in the other trees, said Hildert.
That could mean that if you’re looking for the perfect pine tree, the wood is a good bet.
But if you want to grow a pine, you may want to look elsewhere.