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How tall can a tree grow?

Title is pretty self-explanatory.

Those who have watched the Veritasium video on trees would also know that more than 90% of the water travelling up those xylem tubes is lost through transpiration. Depending on the type of tree you're planning to raise and grow, the amount of water required for growth changes drastically. For example, an avocado tree would require about 70 litres of water to grow one avocado on average, yet an orange tree would require less than a third of that amount.

Trees all have different shapes, different rates of growth and so on. That's why we study them, that's, that's kind of the point, you know. And now, you do know.


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