What is a Tree? How does it work?
Posted on 23rd September 2019 at 14:52
A tree is a dynamic living organism that has a self-supporting woody stem.
A tree is a dynamic living organism that has a self-supporting woody stem. Through the process of photosynthesis the tree converts carbon from the atmosphere into sugars, which it uses to make the building blocks of cellulose and lignin required to sustain its self-supporting structure. The sugars produced are transported throughout the tree via the inner bark area, to where they are required; sugars not immediately required are stored within the trunk, branches and rooting system.
The tree roots absorb water and other essential nutrients and minerals from the soil, which are then transported to the leaves. The minerals, along with the sugars produced via photosynthesis, are used to produce the flower and subsequently fruit to advance the next generation of trees.
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