Archive for June 20th, 2007

How Changing a Trees Genes Can Change Its Size

Genetic modification is now being used to help control the height of mature trees. An article from the ScienceDaily website (http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/06/070618134342.htm) reported that forest scientists from Oregon State University have been able to successfully control the height and growth of trees which can range from as high as 50 feet to as small as a few inches. The success of the study shows that it is possible for scientists to control tree growth as well as other charac…