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Name: Warren
Status: student
Grade: K-3
Location: CA
Country: USA
Date: Spring 2014


Question:
How much water can a full grown pine tree (ponderosa pine) absorb each hour or day (24 hours)?
Replies:
Warren,

I think the amount is difficult to say as there are a lot of variables. Size of the tree, its placement relative to either a drying wind or intensity of sunlight exposure could create a wide range of values. Additionally, you would expect water use to be higher during the warmer/sunnier part of the day, with less usage in cool weather or at night, so he "per hour" amounts would also vary widely.

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