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World's largest organism dying

A 106 acre aspen grove in Utah, where every individual is a genetically identical clone from a single root system, is dying due to climate change.

by Anonymousreply 911/27/2012

Is there an update since that article is a year old?

by Anonymousreply 111/27/2012

It consists of 47,000 trees.

by Anonymousreply 211/27/2012

Granted it's not as big in area as the honey mushroom system in Oregon that covers 2,200 acres, but it weighs approximately 6,000 tons, much bigger in terms of mass. And much older too.

by Anonymousreply 311/27/2012

So too nobody's really surveyed all of Russia, Canada, and the Congo looking for the biggest trees and fungi, but nonetheless, it's the biggest one so far discovered.

by Anonymousreply 411/27/2012

Yea but did you guys hear about the iPhone 6!?!?

by Anonymousreply 511/27/2012

You would die to if you had to live in Utah.

by Anonymousreply 611/27/2012

Victory is mine.

by Anonymousreply 711/27/2012

And I thought this thread was about Sally Struthers...

by Anonymousreply 811/27/2012

Over the years Utah has had a lot of radiation from bomb tests and now from Japan.

by Anonymousreply 911/27/2012
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