Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: How do conifers survive droughts? Study points to existing roots, not new growth

(University at Buffalo) As the world warms, a new study is helping scientists understand how coniferous forests may respond to drought. The research addresses a classic question in the field: When conditions are dry for long periods of time, do trees survive by growing new roots to tap water sources, or by relying on established roots that already go deep?