Trees grow toward the sun.
a proud tree is bent and broken by powerful
natural forces. The broken parts heal, but
reaching for the sun again takes something
special...a thing called Reaction Wood.
grow toward the sun. But how do they straighten
up when bent? Reaction wood is formed. This wood
has an unusual amount of Lignin.
In broad-leaf trees this abundance of lignin
causes the growth cells on the top part of the
limb to grow shorter. Over a period of time the
tree is forced to grow upward again. Then the
tree starts growing vertically again, the cells
go back to normal. In conifers lignin causes the
bottom growth cells to grow longer, which has
the same effect. This is remarkable. How does
the tree know to change?
Gods creative power and
concern is awesome!