Why are tree trunks in round tube form?

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round tree 01Have you ever wonder why tree trunks are all round in section but not in other shapes?

 Life form always made its way towards the most adaptable and comfortable environment.

 That applies to plants too!

round tree 02Based on the same circumference, area for a circle is the largest among other shapes.  Trees made used of this natural advantage and cleverly channel the nutrition through this concept.

 Shapes in circular are more resistant to external damaging.  Imagine a square or flat surface tree trunk will provide a suitable angle for animals’ chews and gobbles.

round tree 03Round shapes also provide less wind resistant, an ideal way to bypass the impact of wind force from the external surf.

 This great wise man on earth inspired the shape of the lamppost.  It takes hundreds of, millions of years of self-development to acquire the stage now.

Day in, day out, we take things for granted.  So, do we know the moral of the story now…?


15 thoughts on “Why are tree trunks in round tube form?

    Mike said:
    June 18, 2013 at 12:22 am

    Good question and good answer. Evolutionary theory tells us that the “design” that is best suited to the environment has the highest likelihood of survival. The cylinder is that structure. Bamboo is a fantastic example! I wish we had more hardy bamboo here in the Midwest!

    ladysighs said:
    June 18, 2013 at 3:55 am

    I had never wondered or worried about this before.
    Now I won’t be able to sleep nights. 😦

    Gretchen Del Rio said:
    June 18, 2013 at 11:53 am

    How interesting. Everything in nature is curvy not straight lines. I love round.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      June 19, 2013 at 9:02 pm

      Yes, nothing is 100% straight and flat! 🙂

    kelihasablog said:
    June 19, 2013 at 9:27 am

    I’ve never really thought of it befor Sydney… but you’re right! Lovely post, thought provoking! 😀

      Sydney Fong responded:
      June 19, 2013 at 9:08 pm

      Haha! That is good enough!
      Thank you, Keli! 🙂

    sarahlouisek said:
    July 5, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    A fascinating post.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      July 5, 2013 at 7:37 pm

      Thank you, Sara! Sydney wish you stay healthy as a evergreen tree! 🙂

        sarahlouisek said:
        July 5, 2013 at 11:59 pm

        Awww, thanks. I appreciate that.

    adinparadise said:
    July 6, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    This really interesting, Sydney. Thanks for the info. 🙂

      Sydney Fong responded:
      July 8, 2013 at 11:04 pm

      You are most welcome! 🙂

    sanjeeb Gupta said:
    January 16, 2016 at 1:26 am

    Amazing fact really good

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