On a warm summer day the leaves of a large tree can suck up from its roots as much as two or three hundred gallons of water. This intense activity underneath the placid surface of a tree is one of the basic activities of growth in the forests. Trees, for all their great bulk and strength, can be up to 90% water.
I don’t remember my parents ever saying anything about what they wanted me to be. I don’t know whether I thought very much about it or not. I know that when I got through high school in 1929 I wanted to be a druggist. I had an uncle who was a druggist and I mentioned it to him.By MYFANWY PHILLIPS12 min
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