Some suprising new research shows trees in the same environment have developed shared genes, though they are different species.
What researchers have long thought is that genetic solutions to deal with climate change would be complex, involving genetic differences and genetic variations.
This would mean that evolution had found a variety of solutions for varieties of trees to adapt to differing climate, and that wide ranging species had variations as they evolved to cope with variations of climate in local conditions.
The researchers discovered however, that it seemed not to be the case. This means that trees may be limited in their ability to adapt to future climate change. read more >>