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Thursday, December 6, 2007

Trees Storing Water

Trees hold water in their trunk. The amount of water stored varies from type to type.
Baobab trees can store up to 120,000 litres of water in their trunk! Depending on the season and availabilty this varies from region to region. They store this water for their need when water is not available. Another tree with high capacity to store water is Terminalia elliptica. Its very common in the Western Ghats. It has a very thick and rough skin and growing tall. This picture is taken at Kuruva Island. The swelling may be due to some disease. But I find it interesting. I like to think it as a water tank built for storing extra water.

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