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What is a cow tree?

May 10, 2017 | Author: | Posted in Biology

Cow tree or milk tree is the popular name given to several species of evergreen trees native to the mountains of South and Central America. They get their name from the fact that when the trunks or branchesĀ are cut a large quantity of white, milklike juice exudes. The “milk” of one species, Brosimum galactodendron, is …

Does the sap of a tree rise in the spring?

March 19, 2017 | Author: | Posted in Biology

That the sap of a tree rises in the spring and goes down in the fall is a common but erroneous notion. In the spring there is an increased circulation of liquids through the tissues of the tree and the food materials stored in the trunk and branches are dissolved and carried to the buds …

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What is quartered oak?

February 4, 2017 | Author: | Posted in General Knowledge

Quartered oak is oak lumber that has been quartersawed. It is not, like bird’s-eye maple, a wood with a peculiar grain. In order to produce the quarter-grain effect the oak log is first cut into quarters and then boards are sawed by cutting alternately from each face of the quarter. Such lumber not only shows …

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Do trees die of old age?

December 5, 2016 | Author: | Posted in Environmental

No close parallel exists between trees and animals in respect to maturity and longevity. Trees do not die of old age in the same sense that higher animals and human beings do. In “The Deacon’s Masterpiece” Oliver Wendell Holmes wrote: In fact, there’s nothing that keeps its youth, So far as I know, but a …

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