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Study says plants in urban cities are deprived of sleep

Jun 16, 2017, 8:32 AM EDT
(Source: Jose Mª Izquierdo Galiot/flickr)
(Source: Jose Mª Izquierdo Galiot/flickr)

German forester, Peter Wohlleben, who has spent three decades studying and working in the woods, has cited a study saying that the street lights left on all night are adversely affecting trees, leaving them sleep deprived and stressed out.

According to a paper published in the Journal of Ecology, the adverse impact of bustling urban environments is shortening the lifespan of trees and altering their budburst, leaf coloring and abscission cycles, writes Tree Hugger.

The trees exposed to constant streetlights are unable to figure out when to photosynthesize and also the lights keep birds and insects away disturbing the tree’s biome or ecosystem, notes Quartz.

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