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Word of the Week: Knee

Knees are commonly seen on cypresses growing in the southeastern United States. They have a conical shape almost like a termite mound, but are not caused by insects. They grow on the upper surface of the horizontal roots, formed from the vascular cambium, the layer that produces the phloem and xylem, passageways for the food and water moving through plants. They have been recorded on trees aged 12 or older. Solid when formed, they may become hollow from rot in old age. Continue reading

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