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Why Do Trees Grow To Be So Old?

By June 20, 2011

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Quoting Dr. Alex Shigo, "trees are super survivors mainly because they grow in ways that give them defense systems" against the disease process. A tree has the ability to fight infections and wounds by rapidly reacting to changes that threaten their survival. That is partly the reason trees can survive for centuries. Read: Why Do Trees Get So Old? - It's Because Of Tree Compartmentalization.


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