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Why do trees need sunlight? An environmental scientist explains photosynthesis

By Rebekah Stein, Assistant Professor of Environmental Science, Quinnipiac University
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Why do trees need sunlight? – Tillman, age 9, Asheville, North Carolina

Trees need sunlight for the same reason you need food. The energy from the Sun’s rays is a crucial ingredient in how plants make…The Conversation

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