Water makes tree branches droop at night

Terrestrial laser scanning data show that trees move their branches in a diurnal pattern, settling down for the night — as if falling asleep. Changes in the water status of leaves and branches causes branches to move downward at night, up to 20 cm depending on the tree species.

Articles You Might Like

Share This Article

More Stories

Get Your Forest Fire Alerts

We track wildfires and news from satellites, newsbots and Tweets