Why do trees live longer than humans, have you ever wondered?


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Jaimie  JT Profile
Jaimie JT answered

No ....I've never wondered about best answer I have off top of my head is , Cos. I'm helpful then :)

Dumb Goat Profile
Dumb Goat answered

They're structured differently than us. They are more durable than us, as in they don't have to go about searching for food, getting stabbed won't kill them, etc, they don't have heart attacks, they don't have as complex systems therefore they don't have the same diseases or requirements to keep things up. They're different organisms entirely.

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music lover answered
There is a loose correlation between longevity and size. Giant tortoises, elephants, people, and trees tend to be longer lived than mice, insects, cats, and lemurs. As a generalization, larger living things take longer to mature. Ask any 17-year-old human's parents. Plants may not have to educate their offspring, but they certainly have to compete with other plants to get the sunlight and nutrients they need to prosper. Trees developed height by competing with each other for light, and achieving those sizes takes a long time. So trees are often long-lived. Fifty years is common for many trees. Some species approach 1000 years. A few produce clonal colonies (where a single plant produces many trees), and these colonies can reach 80,000 years in age.

Megan goodgirl Profile
Megan goodgirl answered

I don't really know they just do.

Michael Poland Profile
Michael Poland answered

They might have Nature on there side.

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