Why are there no research groups or scientists working on creating god trees, supertrees, or super fast growing hardwood trees?

Why are there no research groups or scientists working on creating god trees, supertrees, or super fast growing hardwood trees?

Huge, super resilient trees that can be grown in various biomes around the world, aside from the PNW. Or even just Canada and Finland. Possibly with some type of human assistance like active watering, or some special chemical growth hormones or fertilizers.

The creation and understanding of ultra fast growing wooden structures would be a huge boon to humanity. We've been fascinated by and telling stories about ginormous trees reaching into the heavens for millennia. It's deeply disappointing to me that this problem isn't being worked on more actively.

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  1. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    How big do you want them? Because wood realistically could only grow to a certain height and size before it could no longer support it's own weight and capillaries to transport water would stop working at a certain height too.

  2. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    because the druids dont want you to kno

  3. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    No funding and pearl clutching morons that scream about
    >MUH GMO'S

  4. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    Jews still need to dump more plastic off on the populace before the biosphere dies so they choose to dump plastic faster and blame the consequences on whites.

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      but it's not israelites dumping plastic, it's asians

  5. 9 months ago
    Cowboi69

    Kinda has been done but with hybrids, but they're not god tree size. They're the trash ever greens you see in Walmart parking lots, that somehow survive living in a 2x2 spare of barren dirt. We don't focus or really care about big trees because they take up to much space and require a lot more effort to process. As for growth rates, because gene modding isn't as popular or as affordable as computer tech, there's not a lot of people looking into it. Oh and the people who do gene modding are generally corpos who'll copy right it's existance and make it infertile.

  6. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    They would quickly deplete their surroundings, wither and die. There's no genetic stop moment for tree growth the same way there is for humans. Then there's the problem of them "escaping" in the wind and fricking up ecosystems outside of the designated lumber areas.
    People would probably try to minmax it further by creating some sort of a supermushroom for a perfectly automated symbiosis, which would spread and frick up everything as well.

  7. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    The trees are large BECAUSE they grow slowly. It takes more time to develop wood dense enough to support that weight.

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      sure, but the chemical/biological process through which that dense wood grows could possibly be improved.

      https://www.livingcarbon.com/about

      here's an SF based company working on aligned biotech right now:

      >its tweaked poplars grew more than 50 percent faster than non-modified ones over five months in the greenhouse

      • 9 months ago
        Anonymous

        Interesting. How much softer is the wood that they grow compared to normal poplar?

      • 9 months ago
        Anonymous

        Hybrid and selectively bred trees are more popular for the pulp wood industry than they are for the lumber industry, because wood is typically stronger the slower it grows, but there are dozens of varieties of hybrid or genemod "super trees" out there.

        Some are even patented/trademarked.
        https://www.duluthnewstribune.com/news/local/university-of-minnesota-trademarks-fast-growing-poplar-tree

        so there's at least two companies working on faster growing trees:

        - living carbon
        raised $21M this year and seems to be actively working towards some goal

        - innovatree
        makes the trees in pic related. they grow really fast, apparently 64% faster than non-GMO trees. idk I'm not impressed by these

        there is NO company currently working on growing more resilient megatrees. I guess there's no money in it

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      ... and then humans come in to selectively breed for quicker grow times.. This is what OP is saying

  8. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    There's no substitute for time.

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      Bluepilled science non-believer
      It's the same as saying, there's no alternatives to catching smallpox at 5 and dying from it

      • 9 months ago
        Anonymous

        It literally is not.

  9. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    Hybrid and selectively bred trees are more popular for the pulp wood industry than they are for the lumber industry, because wood is typically stronger the slower it grows, but there are dozens of varieties of hybrid or genemod "super trees" out there.

    Some are even patented/trademarked.
    https://www.duluthnewstribune.com/news/local/university-of-minnesota-trademarks-fast-growing-poplar-tree

  10. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    Trees are a big pain in the ass. They smell bad, they get in the way, they ruin property, they attract birds that are noisy and dirty, they spread pollen everywhere, and raking up after them sucks. No thank you.

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      bitch

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      genius level bait

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      noooooo not the heckin birderino!!

  11. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    Interesting thread that no one will pay attention to

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      I made this thread about a year ago and it died with no replies. I don't know why I appear to be the only person alive interested in this

      how do I learn about tree biology and current attempts to create supermax trees / super fast growing trees?

      I see no reason why this should not be physically possible

      • 9 months ago
        Anonymous

        I would like to talk about trees but give me some time

      • 9 months ago
        Anonymous

        i get this is bait but you should still be severely punished for this post

      • 9 months ago
        Anonymous

        >I don't know why I appear to be the only person alive interested in this
        Probably because you're the only person who still doesn't know that trees for wood production are already selected to be extremely fast growing compared to their wild counterparts

  12. 9 months ago
    Anonymous
  13. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    also post tree pics or god tree art you like

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