are trees made outta air?

Discussion in 'Random Thoughts' started by Boogabaah, Apr 2, 2007.

  1. Boogabaah

    Boogabaah I am not here

    why isn't there a big ditch under/around the bottom of trees? trips me out that trees are on flat ground or even a little raised mound. how does that happen?
  2. TheGanjaKing

    TheGanjaKing Member

  3. Boogabaah

    Boogabaah I am not here

    my thoughts exactly! :withstupi
  4. TheGanjaKing

    TheGanjaKing Member

    You better be passin some of that over this way, cuz you smoke only the good shit, from what I can tell
  5. Boogabaah

    Boogabaah I am not here

    AHAHAHA! i'm just outside a lot lately.. and yes i do smoke some really good stuff
  6. Archemetis

    Archemetis Senior Member

    the whole of the tree is found in the seed....;)
  7. TheGanjaKing

    TheGanjaKing Member

    Well you best be sharing
  8. Boogabaah

    Boogabaah I am not here

    the come over.. i'll get more

    what'cha mean the whole of the tree is found in the seed.. i know that if you cut it open theres a tiny tree like in there
  9. TheGanjaKing

    TheGanjaKing Member

    trees have holes? are they fuckable?
  10. Boogabaah

    Boogabaah I am not here

    maybe.. there was a banana slug sleeping in a hole in a tree.. cute little guy.
  11. because of the roots, maybe?
  12. Boogabaah

    Boogabaah I am not here

    okay heres the thing.. i'm in the middle of the redwoods.. and these trees are huge! where'd it all come from? water? soil nutriants? i don't get it.. i need to ask a plant expert.. like big elf, but he's not here. and y'all ain't much help
  13. Posthumous

    Posthumous Resident Smartass

    Plants are mostly made of air, carbon dioxide to be exact. Its major component is cellulose which is essentially a carbohydrate, meaning "hydrated carbon" of course.
  14. themnax

    themnax Senior Member

    trees arn't made 'outta air", but you could almost say air is made "outta" trees. or at least made BY them.

    sunlight, water and soil neutrients, the latter comming partialy from what animals like ourselves have to get rid of, our exhailed carbon, our shit, and ultimately our dead carcassess when we leave them behind. in turn they give us back the air we could not breathe without, as well as building materials, again not just for hoomans but all creatures. and sometimes things to eat as well.

    nature recycles 100% and plants are the other side from animals. taking in what we throw out and thowing out what we need to take in. plus the sunlight, because even nature isn't 100% perpetual motion. so energy gets pumped into the system from the sun too.

    the living part of the tree, other then the leaves through which they transpire the oxygen we need, is just the layer just under the bark.

  15. dd3stp233

    dd3stp233 -=--=--=-

    Most of the material that makes up a tree is absorbed from the roots. A redwoods roots can be spread hundreds (sq) of feet around the base of it. A large part of the mass is stored water in the living cells of it. So that is why it doesn't sink but expand.
  16. Boogabaah

    Boogabaah I am not here

    thanks guys.. that does make more sense.

    i'm just amazed at these trees and forest

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