Super Trees

Joseph Zorzin redoak at
Sun Oct 11 02:02:47 EST 1998

Noreastah wrote:
> >Hybrid poplar trees suck up heavy metals and solvents
> >Eds: Hold for release at 5 p.m. EDT.
> >AP Science Writer
> >Cleaning up polluted industrial sites may not require billion-dollar
> >government programs. Instead, scientists suggest, plant a poplar tree.
> >Laboratory-designed hybrids of the fast-growing poplar tree have been
> found
> >to act like 100-foot straws that suck contamination from soil and
> >groundwater.
> >In a process known as phytoremediation, the tree either safely stores
> the
> >chemicals in its tissues or metabolizes them into apparently less
> volatile
> >compounds.

I don't believe it. Most pollutants in the ground are NOT going to get
sucked up into ANY tree. NONSENSE.

The title of the thread should be "SUPER PROPAGANDA".


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