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August Feature - In the Shade

Sunlight drives plant growth, making both light and its absence equally powerful factors in the survival of trees and understory plants. In August, the Northern Research Station’s web features shine a light on shade with stories about a scientist studying oak regeneration, research on how non-native Japanese stiltgrass is adapting to new environments, and identifying conditions favorable to a tree that almost disappeared.


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