Where do trees come from?

17th May 2019

1 minute read

Is a question my three year old asked me the other day. It’s not such an odd question; it was only a few months ago that we were going round Tatton Park and I was trying to explain how weird I found it that the bulk of a tree just comes out of the air. You can understand how people get bigger – they eat real food which has mass and so you then do. It seems to much more strange – to me – that trees do the same thing from the air. Anyway, Richard Feynman has done a much better job of explaining this, as you’d expect, and here’s his take.

It’s also another chance for me to plug the posters we did – the Feynman one can be found here.

Written by Rob Dobson

Rob Dobson has been working in digital and building websites for 20 years. From designing and developing the world’s first internet bank in 1999 (smile.co.uk), he founded Northern Comfort in 2010.

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