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Interesting facts about the world of trees

September 4, 2020 5:35 pm

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Trees are an important part of the world around us. They provide us with much needed oxygen, they help to purify the air and of course they give us one of the most sought after materials – wood. A Southampton Timber Merchants such as http://www.timbco.co.uk/ will provide construction professionals and individuals with a variety of different wood types depending upon their needs and the items that are going to be made from the wood.

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Here are some interesting facts about trees.

 

  • Trees can help with flooding as the roots of the tree will take water from the land surrounding it and use this as a part of its photosynthesis process. It is for this reason that you often find trees being planted along canal sides and river banks.

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  • Tress talk to one another, but not in the way that you might think. There is an underground network of roots and other organisms that take messages from one tree to another. They can let other trees within the network know about any pests that may be affecting other trees in the area and they can also pass on nutrients to trees who perhaps are struggling with pests and parasites or who are in less nutrient dense areas.

 

  • They have mothers – again not in the traditional sense. Each network of trees will have a matriarch tree that is at the centre of a network of trees. It is from this central tree that the messages in the underground network are coordinated.
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