Media boosts study about trees varying in drought recovery, Verve Times and the Daily Check reported on a University of Maine and Schoodic Institute study that found seedlings are especially vulnerable to drought because their nascent root systems can’t access moisture deeper in the soil, but timing of drought also affects which tree species are more vulnerable. The research showed that some growth strategies, such as concentrated growth in the spring months for eastern white pine and paper birch, make these trees very sensitive to early drought. Other species, like northern white cedar, showed resilience to drought through increased growth later in the season.