"In Finland the temperatures get real cold. During winter it gets down to -45 degrees. Even if youíre a tree, you tend to feel it. When the temperatures hit this low the trees just stop growing. They conserve their energy and just wait for the weather to change.
from Howies, via ThinkPotential.
Come Spring and the warmer weather breaks, they start growing again. This quirk of nature makes for an interesting story. It also makes for strong wood too. Wood that will last longer than wood from faster growing trees found in warmer countries.
Appropriately, itís this patience that gives the wood its real strength. And sets itself apart from other wood.
We could all learn a lot from a Finnish tree."
08 Oct, 2003 | other stuff
Online musings of Richard Alderson: aspiring social entrepreneur, writer, photography-lover and closet geek.