The invasion of Europe by an American cherry tree is helped along by Europeans own dirt, according to a new study by scientists at Indiana University Bloomington and the Centre for Terrestrial Ecology in the Netherlands.
Their report, in the December issue of Ecology Letters, suggests its whats in European soils -- or more specifically, what isnt in them -- that makes it possible for the American black cherry tree to have invaded the continent.
"Were seeing a definite positive effect of European soil on black cherrys growth," said IU biologist Kurt Reinhart, who led the study. "Back in its native range, however, there appears to be something in the soil that prevents the tree from growing easily."
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