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An old tree doesn't get taller, but bulks up like a bodybuilder.

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They analyzed 403 tree species on six continents:

Like other animals and many living things, we humans grow when we're young and then stop growing once we mature. But trees, it turns out, are an exception to this general rule. In fact, scientists have discovered that trees grow faster the older they get.

Older trees tend to process carbon better.

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