Last updated almost 3 years ago
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The Sugar Maple produces a great quantity of sap at once. Does the tree specifically take in more water at once or does its genetics tell it to store more water over the winter? If so, why is the not in the genes of all maple trees?
Since the tree is called the River Birch, one would expect that it grows nears rivers. Why would this tree mainly populate river areas? Is it a need for more water and nutrients, or just simply seed distribution by water?
In my opinion, the chestnuts do not require as much protection as the are given by the seed pods. Any predator who is interested in consuming the chestnuts has adapted to break through the pod and therefore cancels out the protection the pod provides.
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