Why Trees Don't Splinter

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Why Trees Don't Splinter

Post  Jur on Thu Nov 17, 2011 12:12 pm

Sure somebody find it curios and interesting )
"The graceful taper of a tree trunk into branches, boughs, and twigs is so familiar that few people notice what Leonardo da Vinci observed: A tree almost always grows so that the total thickness of the branches at a particular height is equal to the thickness of the trunk. Until now, no one has been able to explain why trees obey this rule. But a new study may have the answer."
It is possible to read the article on ScienceNOW here.


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