Learn Something Every Day! Who Planted the Oak Trees?
Well, you learn something everyday. And I learned something today. I asked a question of those in the car I was in: Where do trees come from, from Heaven or from Earth? By Heaven, I meant the atmosphere.
The reply was from Earth through the roots. The answer to that is, well, frankly, no. The makeup of trees is mostly cellulose, though other compounds are present as well. Trees get their food from photosynthesis. Carbon dioxide and water are combined with energy from the sun to produce sugars and cellulose.
The trees get their carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, the Heavens. The sun comes from there, too. So what about the water? Through the roots, no? Well, yes and no. Most trees do not get their moisture from rivers or lakes and such. They do get the water from the ground, but that water comes from rain and snow -- Heaven!
Only a little bit comes from Earth, such as a few minerals. Now to the response I received from another person in the car. How are most of the oak trees planted? Silence. If the fellow hadn't have slipped up in the question, I might not have realized the answer. From acorns, certainly, but who planted them?
The squirrels. Learning is a great habit.
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