Subject: Why do the largest redwoods twist about their vertical axis?
Date: Tue Jul 31 21:00:25 2012
Posted by Earl
Grade level: nonaligned
School: Not a Student or Teacher
City: San Jose State/Province: CA
Area of science: Botany
Noticed that the trunks of the largest coastal redwoods have a slight twist about
their vertical axis. These are the most massive trees. Does this twist help
them carry their huge compressive load? Have not seen the same in giant sequoias
or other large trees. Why I'm asking: curiosity.
Re: Why do the largest redwoods twist about their vertical axis?
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