How trees grow or why do they twist?

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James Parton
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How trees grow or why do they twist?

Post by James Parton » Tue Sep 21, 2010 12:05 am

ENTS,

We have had discussions in the past about twisted or spiraling grain in trees, such as these links attached here.

http://groups.google.com/group/entstree ... 9d04?hl=en
http://www.nativetreesociety.org/forest ... _grain.htm
http://www.nativetreesociety.org/fieldt ... _trail.htm

Attached below is an outstanding seminar by Aylyn on The Druid Grove BBS forum on How trees grow or why do they twist. It really adds to our discussions on the subject.

http://www.druidry.org/board/dhp/viewto ... 69#p394769

James
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Re: How trees grow or why do they twist?

Post by edfrank » Tue Sep 21, 2010 12:32 am

James,

Thanks for the link. Much of the material she described falls in line with my own speculations on the subject. It would have been nice if the descriptions she provided were referenced as to their source so that the reader could determine what was supposition on her part and what was material from other sources, and what was the quality of those other sources of information.

Ed
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Re: How trees grow or why do they twist?

Post by James Parton » Tue Sep 21, 2010 1:09 am

Ed,

I can ask her, I guess.

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Re: How trees grow or why do they twist?

Post by edfrank » Tue Sep 21, 2010 6:57 am

James,

Don't worry about it. I would not press her for anything. I was just commenting.

Ed
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Re: How trees grow or why do they twist?

Post by James Parton » Tue Sep 21, 2010 9:16 am

Ed,

I am curious myself. It is just a simple question.

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