Friday, October 10, 2008

Sugar Translocation in Trees

The Change in the Season

Trees store energy efficiently.
They reclaim the sugars made during photosynthesis
from the leaves in Autumn.

A very dramatic activity...

2 comments:

DaviMack said...

And they turn red to take advantage of different wavelengths of light, to continue photosynthesis even though the sunshine is leaving us.

Tales from the Birch Wood. said...

It's a fascinating subject.

It's particularly interesting to see the difficulties faced by botanists when it comes to devising tests for plant behaviour.