Date: Wed May 21 2003 - 00:06:23 EDT
In a message dated 05/20/2003 2:08:48 AM Pacific Daylight Time,
> Hi Paul
> Interesting point about olive trees. Sure they are hardy trees but…
> my point would be that if the world was totally covered in water such that
> the highest mountains were covered
> then wouldn’t the “olive trees” be out of sunlight for more than a year?
> That would make them more than hardy trees wouldn’t you think?
Well, I do not claim to be an authority on this, but a couple of years ago I
took a chain saw and cut down a camelia bush with a 9 inch diameter trunk.
Nothing left but the stump. That seems as likely to me to kill a tree as not
having sunlight for a year. But, up came the shoots and now I have a 3 foot
camelia bush again. It seems that you have to kill the roots not just the
tree, but I defer to a botanist if there be one in the audience.
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