Removing Stress from the Lives of Trees Kills Them (and Humans)

In 1991, a massive scientific mission to test the viability of a closed ecological system that could one day support life on other planets was constructed in a town called Oracle, Arizona. After all, how are we to colonize mars? The facility was called Biosphere 2 and while many important experiments were conducted in the microcosm of Earth’s biosphere, there was one unintended lesson that I’d like to share with you today. 

You see, the conditions were meant to be perfect for the growth of certain trees in the biosphere. Things like sunlight, water, and temperature provided a growth environment that yielded successes in the growth of the trees in the domed structure… until they died. 

The trees in the biodome grew rapidly, but fell over and died before reaching full maturation because of what we now know is the critical stressor of wind. A tree service fort wayne in would have saved them. You see, in an effort to create the perfect growth conditions. Scientists removed a critical element to the tree’s success: stress. 

In a review of the dead trees it was found that the root systems and bark lacked the strength and development of “natural” trees that use the stress of wind to reinforce itself in the growth process. With the assistance of Rich’s Tree services, a tree pruning company serving Portland, trees can be removed, replanted, and pruned for their healthy growth.

The classic irony of the human experience is that we’re often lulled into a logical trap in thinking that a critical goal in life is to remove its difficulties. If you want to reach your potential, you’d better not remove the wind.

7/5/21 WOD

DEUCE ATHLETICS GPP

Test:

1RM Deadlift 

Complete 2 rounds of the following:

12-15 Knees-to-Chest
20 Banded Row

Complete the following for time:

[Time Trial]
3 6th Street Runs

DEUCE BACKLOT GPP

3-3-3-3-3
Tall Cleans

2-2-2-2-2
Hang Clean (Below the Knee)

Then, complete 3 rounds for time of:

40 KB Swings (53/35)
800m Run
40 Double Unders

Then, complete 3 rounds for quality:

DB Bicep 21s (7-7-7)
Double DB OH Carry x 200′
-Rest as Needed-3-3-3-3-3

DEUCE GARAGE GPP

3-3-3-3-3
Tall Cleans

2-2-2-2-2
Hang Clean (Below the Knee)

Then, complete 3 rounds for time of:

40 KB Swings (53/35)
800m Run
40 Double Unders

Then, complete 3 rounds for quality:

8 Bottom Half DB Bicep Curls
25’ DB Bicep Curl Iso Hold Walk
8 Top Half DB Bicep Curls
25’ DB Bicep Curl Iso Hold Walk
8 DB Bicep Curls
25’ DB Bicep Curl Iso Hold Walk
-Rest as Needed-