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One-third of the world's tree species are threatened with extinction – here are five of them

By Adrian Newton, Professor in Conservation Ecology, Bournemouth University
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One in three of the world’s tree species are at risk of becoming extinct, according to a recent report by the Global Tree Assessment – the first attempt to estimate the conservation status of all of Earth’s trees.

Well-known species, including magnolias, oaks and maples are among those at risk. More than 400 species have fewer than 50 individuals remaining in the wild, and 142 tree…


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