Where do forests come from?

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Where do forests come from?
« on: 28/11/2009 19:37:17 »
Dearest Darling Forestologists,

As a sheepie I of course luff forests. Forests are my all time favourite landy thing that is covered with trees that is not some woods or a jungle.

Look, here's a forest !

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A Forest.

Nice eh ?

Being delivered next Tuesday !



Do forests grow in all directions at the same rate ?...and how did the forest begin ?..was there just one tree that propagated the forest ?


Ewe see, it's saturday night, X-factor is about to start in half an hour and I'd like to know this before it starts so that I can WOW my family with a random forest fact within the advert break !


Can ewe help me wow my fam in the advert break ?


Hugs & shmishes



Mwah mwah mwah !!





Neil
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« Last Edit: 29/11/2009 10:02:26 by chris »
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Re: Where do forests come from?
« Reply #1 on: 29/11/2009 02:08:08 »
I'm pretty sure this question is a plant.
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« Reply #2 on: 29/11/2009 13:49:16 »
I'm pretty sure this question is a plant.

I think you're barking up the wrong tree there !
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« Reply #3 on: 29/11/2009 22:20:21 »
This is an evolutionarily parallel branch to the 'chicken-egg' question, isn't it?

Oh why did I have to respond to the pun?  Why couldn't I just leaf it be?
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« Reply #4 on: 30/11/2009 08:54:24 »
Well, there's always a corny pun.
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« Reply #5 on: 30/11/2009 13:15:20 »
I think you're draining the sap out of my thread !
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« Reply #6 on: 30/11/2009 13:34:32 »
I think you're draining the sap out of my thread !

As if I wood!
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« Reply #7 on: 30/11/2009 13:44:10 »
I must say, your forest looks rather inviting, apart from all the sheep. You'd have to be careful, walking through there, not to get something undesirable on your shoes.

The forest may have begun to grow from seeds brought to the area in bird droppings. Of course it could also be the remnants of a much larger forest which has been cut down by these types
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« Reply #8 on: 01/12/2009 07:15:01 »
And forest do not grow to all directions at the same rate.
Generally every area on the planet has a prevailing wind direction. The forest will spread further down wind. You also might have a forest against a mountain slope, so growth in that direction will be slower, etc etc..
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