The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 66 (1988) > Issues > Issue 19 > Limits to Size Set by Trees
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Limits to Size Set by Trees

Trees are the greatest living things on earth, and as such the spreading oaks of England and the soaring conifers of Northern Europe and North America have long been the subjects of human awe, sometimes religious awe. But it was not until last century that an effort was made to consider what might limit the size, particularly the height, to which a tree could grow. Sir Alfred Pugsley