[FoRK] solar tree farm

Reza B'Far reza at voicegenesis.com
Tue Feb 24 22:02:49 PST 2009

I'm not in horticulture or botany or anything like that, but I suspect very
fast is VERY VERY fast since you'd totally screw up the PH balance in the
tree (basic chemistry)... as CO2 is an acidic oxide... I doubt if this would
go beyond a month before killing the tree... just a guess.

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Sent: Monday, February 23, 2009 3:14 PM
To: Friends of Rohit Khare
Subject: [FoRK] solar tree farm

i have recently been made aware that, at night, trees will take in
oxygen and produce carbon dioxide (as opposed to their day-activities,
which are the reverse).

so i wonder to myself (or more accurately, to you all) what would be
the result of a system where you have trees, growing in a farm, that
has a series of solar-powered lights. the lights charge up during the
day, and provide artificial sunlight to the trees at night, thus
preventing them from 'sleeping' and hopefully forcing them to keep

i would suspect that the trees would die a lot faster, but perhaps
there would be some amazing benefit to the amount of oxygen produced.
would the solar panels themselves offset the benefits? i don't know.

noon silky
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