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The importance of dormant buds is likely to become more significant in many parts of the world as climate warms. They are also important elements in the arboriculture of urban trees, where they can prove to be either valuable assets or the cause of significant problems that can pose both injury and property risks. Lignotubers are modified stem structures that are reservoirs of large numbers of dormant buds and are vital to the environmental stress responses of species which possess them. (A, M, T, L, Bp, Bm)
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