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post #2 of (permalink) Old 02-05-2010, 04:02 PM
sofasurfer
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Trees do not grow there now.
Taken from Tree line - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia ...

* Antarctic tree line
The southernmost latitude in the Southern Hemisphere where trees can grow; further south, it is too cold to sustain trees. It is a theoretical concept that does not have any defined location. No trees grow in Antarctica or the sub-antarctic islands. This tree line would be the southernmost point in the environment at which trees can no longer grow, except there are no landmasses that have a true treeline analogous to the arctic treeline.


Trees used to grow there long ago...
Discovery Channel :: News :: Antarctic Forests Reveal Ancient Trees
and
http://findarticles.com/p/articles/m.../ai_n31043411/
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