In a recent paper published in the Frontiers in Plant Science, scientists find that trees let down their guard and sleep through the evening hours.
Eetu Puttonen, who was a co-author of the study, says, learning when trees are drowsy and unawares can significantly “help the timber industry (where felled trees should preferably have a low water content), and the rubber industry (where the sap of the tree is exploited and high tree water content is desired during harvesting).”
Even better, this knowledge not only helps commercial interests but also all of mankind.
So, next time you head out for an “evening jog,” don’t forget to grab a handy pocket saw for some late-night defenseless deforestation in your neighborhood. The dreamin’ demons (literally) won’t see it coming until it’s too late to sound the alarm.