Can you name one of the most common foods that are made with white sugar? How about brown sugar? Liquor sugar?
Well, the other day I should have said that the Methuselah tree was one of the oldest in the United States at a little under 5,000 years old, but not the world. For there is another similar tree discovered in the same area of the National Park of the White Mountains. In Europe the oldest known living tree to date is the old Bosnian pine groin in the Country of Greece at over 1,070 years old.
Do you know that one of the oldest trees in the word is named Methuselah in the white mountains in California? Can you guess what the age of the tree is believed to be?
Yes. It is time for fall in this region of the country. Nice spot.
What do you think? A park way outside the suburbs?
Nearly 2.4 billion people make use of wood to provide some of the basic energy sources such as boiling water, cooking and heating water. Forest provide nearly over 1/3 of the world’s largest cities drinking water.
It has been said most people destroy about around 300 trees in their life time by the use of different paper products. So, how does the process of once a tree is cut down get turned into paper. First here is some terminology. Raw wood of trees is made up of fibers called cellulose and is held together with lignin. which is a natural glue. Pulp is the watery substance of cellulose fibers, lignin, water and a few other chemicals. Pulp can be done in a few ways one of which is by grinding wood into small machine chips and the other is by using chemical pulping resulting in stronger fibers to make paper. Depending on the what type of paper needs to be created a type of bleach pulp is used. Since the pulp is very watery, large machines are used to spray th pulp onto moving mesh screens to for a layered mat. This mat then goes through several process to dry the water out. Once this is done, the mat is taken to heated rollers to remove any excess water out onto one giant roll which can be over twenty feet wide.
I just thought of a question. How many trees are cut down a year in this country to make paper. its an answer I am curious about and this will lead to more questions and answers on other topics.
Looks like the way to the beginning of a possible nature trail or an ongoing hike.