Microwave News Jan/Feb 1995:
Scientists at Michigan Technological University's
(MTU) School of Forestry and Wood Producat in Houghton recorded enhanced
growth as high as 74% in some red maples. These occured at magnetic fields
of 1-7mG within 50-150 meters of the 56-mile-long U.S. Navy submarine communications
antenna. No changes were observed for red oaks or paper birches. One suggestion
is that the trees reallocate their carbon resources, shifting from their
roots to their leaves and branches.
EMFs Boost Tree Growth at Exposures of 1-7mG at 76Hz
Two other research teams observed similar changes
in plant cycles, Dr. Thomas Burton of Michigan State University, East Lansing,
and Dr. Johann Bruhn at the University of Missouri, Columbia.
The submarine communication antenna has been controversial
ever since its construction, it's extremely low frequency permits it to
send messages to submerged vessels all around the world.
Written 950309 by Clas Tegenfeldt.