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Old Jan 12 2009, 01:03 AM   #9
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Default Re: Anatomy of a Skybroom

These are interesing points, considering the talk is about a non-terrestrial plant. In another sci-fi story I read, the trees were plyable till cut in a needed shape and then allowed to dry out. This caused the wood to shrink into itself and become exceedingly hard. Also don't for get that species of NE oak that was used on the early revolutionary warship (nick name "Old Ironsides"). When the British shot at it, the cannon balls were bouncing off the hull.
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