If you bury the wood in the ground, a tree can be reborn?

@alberello (4755)
Italy
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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8 responses
• 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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@alberello (4755)
• Italy
5 Aug 12
The man is a coward! Cut the trees, then kills them! Damn it! These things make me very angry! Anyway, thanks for the link! I will see it as soon as possible
@nnanduri (23)
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.
@ARIES1973 (9541)
• 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.
@alberello (4755)
• Italy
10 Aug 12
Well, I see that you have somehow responded positively to my question. it is nice to think of giving life to a living being that has been torn in a barbaric manner! No trees should be cut down!
@jazel_juan (15767)
• Philippines
6 Aug 12
Scientifically, i do not think it will grow back my friend. A piece of wood does not have any roots for it to grow. Though other plants may thrive in it.. like moss. But it in itself will grow back is not possible.
• United States
5 Aug 12
I have never heard a piece of wood wasalive at all. if this is true than I think a tree can be born.
@alberello (4755)
• Italy
6 Aug 12
Yes, I was told this, the wood, is a "live" material
@Shavkat (63606)
• Philippines
26 Aug 12
For me, it depends. If the wood are completely rotten, definitely not possible. If the roots of a tree is still viable, then it is possible.
• India
6 Aug 12
Yes. drumstick wood grow as drumstick plant. But other woods wont grow as plants. Drumstick plant will grow. Just try to plant Drumstick.
@sol521 (61)
• Philippines
6 Aug 12
Actually that is so possible if you buried live woods or if they still have living cells. But it depends on the kind of wood that is buried. If that kind of wood you buried has the ability to produce sprouts on the stamps then that could be possible.