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Trees Themselves Are Relatively Fire-Resistant
trees can absorb water through their leaves (foliar uptake)

Living Trees Contain Relatively Large Amounts of Water      web

webhttp://news.sciencemag.org/2012/12/cloud-forest-trees-drink-fog
doc-titleCloud Forest Trees Drink From the Fog
authorSean Treacy
publicationScience Magazine
date2012-12-17
quoteBecause climate change has also been projected to influence where the fog forms, Goldsmith and his colleagues hunted for clues to how the dry season fog influenced the trees by looking for a rarely studied talent among plants called foliar uptake -- the ability to absorb water through leaves in addition to the roots. Since 1950, scientists have discovered 40 species that absorb water through their leaves. 'I think what we're going to see,' Goldsmith says, 'is the more we look for it the more we'll find it.'
sourceSean Treacy in Science Magazine

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