If you bury the wood in the ground, a tree can be reborn?
August 5, 2012 12:49pm CST
Dear friends Mylotters. Maybe I should write this question in the section "nature". But since it is a direct question, I preferred to do so in "questions and answers". What I wanted to ask, perhaps to the expert naturalists, who as you know, wood is a "living material". So if you bury a piece of wood, and feeds upon by the ground, and watered it, could a tree be reborn? I would be very happy if the answer to this question were YES. This is because I am a lover of nature!
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• United States
5 Aug 12
A piece of wood is not living unfortunatly when you cut it from the tree you have killed it. It will not grow if you put it in the ground. It will rot and decay. If you want to plant a tree and watch it grow you will need to get a seed from the tree. Just planting a piece of the tree that you have cut off will not allow it to grow. The only way you can get a tree to grow from another tree is to cut a small piece of the tree off (Some trees send out suckers and you can use those or shoots that they send up in the spring) you would need for the shoot to root by using a special chemical that causes the cut of the shoot to grow roots. Once the roots are growing you could plant it. Just cutting a piece of tree though will not make it into a tree its self. I have found a link that gives good directions on how to graft a tree and make a new tree from the old one. Good luck I hope your able to do it. http://www.essortment.com/tree-grafting-54159.html
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6 Aug 12
Hi, First i am very happy that you have choose a very good topic.How many people are thing about nature. If you bury a tree when it is having life, i hope it will reborn.Because you may burn up to stem but not the roots.The root are present inside the earth, so it will grow.If pour water for some days it will grow.Even if you cut the tree till the stem also it will grow.
• Legaspi, Philippines
6 Aug 12
Hi. Although most of the trees are grown from seeds. There are also some that can be grown by the use of the stem. So my answer is possible but it depends on the kind of tree. I answered it based on my experience. My younger brother would bring pieces of Madre de Cacao tree (Gliricidia Sepium) to be used as fence. Then after several days, the tree would grow new leaves. So I am certain that this particular tree grow by planting the stem.