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The Keeper of the Ghost Trees (Albino Redwoods) - Great Big Story

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    Trees with no chlorophyll filtering nickle from the soil. What universe am I in? They're absolutely beautiful and I hope they're able to learn more about them.

    Trees with no chlorophyll filtering nickle from the soil. What universe am I in? They're absolutely beautiful and I hope they're able to learn more about them.

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      cfabbro (edited ) Link Parent
      IKR? And I still don't quite understand how they can even survive without chlorophyll. I thought albinism was fatal to plants. edit: Oh snap... apparently the albino redwoods appear to behave...

      What universe am I in?

      IKR? And I still don't quite understand how they can even survive without chlorophyll. I thought albinism was fatal to plants.

      edit: Oh snap... apparently the albino redwoods appear to behave almost like parasites and are entirely dependent on the neighboring redwoods root systems to provide all their nutrients:
      https://www.nationalgeographic.org/news/white-wonders/

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      1. cardboard Link Parent
        Nature is simply the most amazing force out there. Things like these keep the "magic" of the world alive for me.

        Nature is simply the most amazing force out there. Things like these keep the "magic" of the world alive for me.

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