Got Wood?

wooden coaster

F/5.3, 1/60, ISO160.

Day 280 / 365

What’s the best way to carve wood?

Whittle by whittle.

Interesting Fact: Wood, in the strict sense, is yielded by trees, which increase in diameter by the formation, between the existing wood and the inner bark, of new woody layers which envelop the entire stem, living branches, and roots. This process is known as secondary growth; it is the result of cell division in the vascular cambium, a lateral meristem, and subsequent expansion of the new cells. Where there are clear seasons, growth can occur in a discrete annual or seasonal pattern, leading to growth rings; these can usually be most clearly seen on the end of a log, but are also visible on the other surfaces. If these seasons are annual these growth rings are referred to as annual rings. Where there is no seasonal difference growth rings are likely to be indistinct or absent. ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wood#History )

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20 Comments

  1. I think this is the longest “interesting fact” I have read from you so far. I learn something new from you each time! Nice joke too.

    Victoria
    http://awayweroam.com

  2. I like the symbiosis with animal life. Plant life is mostly carbon from the atmosphere. Animals/we eat it, combine it with oxygen and exhale it as CO2. Plants absorb the CO2, use sunlight to extract the carbon and release the oxygen that we breath. Two cycles of life in one, magic. 🙂

    What do call a man covered in leaves ? Russell
    What do you call a bird covered in leaves ? Russell Crowe
    😀

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