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Tree rings and indoor growing

  1. Apr 27, 2010 #1
    Sorry if this is the wrong section but this question comes from a convo I had with some friends the other night..

    Say you were able to grow a full size tree indoors (assuming you had the space, nessesary lighting, soil, etc..) and kept it under 18 hours of light and 6 hours of dark indefinitly. Would it still create tree rings? Would it loose its leaves? What is the mechanisms for these?

    thanks for any insight provided..
     
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  3. May 3, 2010 #2
    Nothing... :-( not going to lie, I'm kinda disappointed..
     
  4. May 3, 2010 #3

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    If it didn't have a 'winter' then most species would just grow continually.

    For instance most tropical species don't form tree rings because they don't experience a summer growing season followed by a winter with no new growth.
     
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