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Posted - 14 November 2015 :  12:22:51  Show Profile Send nolimits a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Do Trees Dream?

Plants, trees and vegetation are a life form that are more than just underestimated and have so much life and forms and, yes, sensations and emotions.

Trees give us the air we breathe and the food we eat. If plant life had never taken on an existence (on Earth) we would have also never taken on an existence.

Plants are born from a seed and sprout or hatch. Plants grow. Flower buds move (day and night). Poke a tree and it bleeds. Sap is the blood of the tree. Plants drink and plants absorb or eat food found in the nutrients of the soil. Plants have another source of energy with their unique system of photosynthesis, or process of absorbing light and turning it to energy.
 
Plants are definitely alive. Do they have emotions as well? I say yes. Prove it you say? First you name any lifeform in the animal kingdom that does not feel. Dogs? Yes. Birds? Yes. Spiders? Can be aggressive at times so yes. If every lifeform on Earth has feelings then I doubt very much that trees are the only ones that dont.

Trees and plants are alive and they have feelings, in my opinion. The real question is do trees think or do they live purely with instincts and feelings. That question also answering if emotion is, or thought is, the key to life. To some degree instincts and feelings need thought in bodily form.
 
Perhaps Earth trees are ancestors of more advanced tree life elsewhere, like neanderthals to humans. Perhaps there is tree life elsewhere where the conditions are more suited to advancing tree life, and perhaps can move around with muscles and have a way to communicate.
 
Scientists have shown that plants have an actual language using scents to communicate. Some plants have over a hundred words and can warn of danger or call for help. Corn plants alarm wasps with attracting scents when caterpillars begin eating their corn. Wasps lay their eggs in the caterpillars killing them.
 
Roots communicate signals to the leaves, not unlike that of a brain, to stimulate growth, movement, color, thickness, according to the available water in the soil. They also stimulate appetite to regulate nourishment intake. The 'hunger' for nourishment and energy information is sent to the appropriate plant part from the roots with specific hormones that dictate sprouting and stem growth. Young trees can form rythums with their growth that match rain patterns of the environment, an example of memory and learning patterns, which are vital to, and the basics of, making decisions and planning.
 
The tallest tree on Earth is a Giant Redwood in north California, Humboldt Redwoods state park standing 113 meters or 370 feet. Prior to 1872 the record was held by a Tasmanian Oak Tree in Australia when it was chopped down.
 
The average age of a tree that dies of old age is about 500 years.
 
Bamboo is not a tree plant. Bamboo is grass. Mega-grass. Some grow 40 meters or 130 feet high with a circumference of 80 cm or 30 inches.
 
The tree's skin or bark and rinde protect the tree similar to insects (see topic 'ABCs of Insects') with an outer 'skeleton' protecting the inner tree from injury, disease, and drying up. Some tree's rinde, or bark or skin, is so thick and strong it can withstand lava and fire. Can you?
 
A meat eating plant like the 'Venus Fly Trap' are rare but, do exist.

 
The Cashapona, or Walking Palm, stands on ten foot, or three meter, high bundles of outer roots that are used to walk to sunnier areas. They grow new 'root legs' in the direction they wish to move as older ones fall away on the opposite side. In this way, the Cashopa tree actually walks with one step taking an average of three months. Every journey begins with the first step...


Roots communicate signals to the leaves, not unlike that of a brain, to stimulate growth, movement, color, thickness, according to the available water in the soil. They also stimulate appetite to regulate nourishment intake. The 'hunger' for nourishment and energy information is sent to the appropriate plant part from the roots with specific hormones that dictate sprouting and stem growth. Young trees can form rythums with their growth that match rain patterns of the environment, an example of memory and learning patterns, which are vital to, and the basics of, making decisions and planning.

From Wiki:
The Methuselah Grove in the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest is the location of the 'Methuselah', a Great Basin Bristlecone Pine more than 4,750 years old. For many years, it was the world's oldest known living non-clonal organism, until superseded by the discovery in 2013 of another bristlecone pine in the same area with an age of 5064 years (germination in 3051 BC). Methuselah is not marked in the forest, to ensure added protection from vandals.

That is very interesting. Methuselah is also the name of the grandpa from Noah and lived 969 years dying seven days before the Great Flood.
Recently, I saw a show on the ZDF show Tiegerenten Club. They had a trivia question identifying the oldest known tree on Earth. According to the show the oldest tree is the Old Tjikko which is a 9550 year old Norway Spruce located on Fulufjaellet Mountain in Sweden. Old Tjikko is what is known as a clonal tree. Clonal trees are trees, plants, fungi, etc, that are parts of a tree network with common roots known as clonal colonies or genets. If one were to identify clonal trees, as opposed to single trees, then the oldest tree would be Pando also known as The Trembling Tree, a Quaking Aspen located in the Fishlake National Forest in Utah. Pando is estimated at over 80,000 years old making it the oldest known living organism on Earth. Also interesting to note is that Pando is estimated to be over 13 million pounds or six million kilograms making him also the heaviest known living organism on Earth.
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