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Over 60,000 Species of Trees

In April 2017, scientists compiled data from museums, botanical gardens, agricultural centers and other sources concluded there are 60,065 tree species currently known to science.

The Journal of Sustainable Forestry, along with a searchable online Global Tree Search's archive ranges from Abarema abbottii, a vulnerable limestone-bound tree found only in the Dominican Republic, to Zygophyllum kaschgaricum, a rare and poorly understood tree native to China and Kyrgyzstan. The Global Tree Assessment aims to assess the conservation status of all of the world's tree species by 2020.



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