Just Chill: How Cold Hardiness Works

birch trees use deep supercooling

By Brandon M. Gallagher Watson

 

In the upper regions of Siberia, nearly 450 miles above the Artic Circle, resides one of the world’s toughest tree species. Larix gmelinii, known as the Dahurian larch, holds the distinct title of “World’s Northernmost Tree Species.” Living in this area, just above the permafrost layer, is not for the faint of sap.  Read more>>>