The cord of birch is one of the most common trees in the world, and a few people have tried to make a living out of its wood, including a famous tree broker who was once arrested for poaching it.
But the cord is one tough plant to grow, and there are lots of reasons why.
The first reason is that it grows only in parts of the world with a lot of rain.
But it’s actually very hard to grow a cord in areas where it’s not available, such as the Amazon.
There are also problems with soil moisture, which can lead to rotting.
“There are also many problems that make it hard to sustainably grow a tree in the wild, including disease, poor management, and over-pumping,” says Adam Smith, a professor of plant sciences at the University of California, Davis.
“The cord of balsa is particularly susceptible to these issues.”
But Smith says that a few years ago, he started working on a project that would allow him to grow the tree in a lab.
“I knew it would be a challenge to grow it in the tropics because the water is so dry, but it turns out that if you just make sure you get a good mix of soil types, you can do it,” he says.
Smith began growing bamboo in 2015, and this past summer he finished his project.
He says that the tree is now being planted in areas with low rainfall, and he hopes to eventually grow enough trees to be a source of income for people in those areas.
“We hope to start collecting the wood as soon as the weather gets better, because if we can grow it, it will help people in these areas,” Smith says.
But he notes that it’s going to be challenging to grow enough bamboo to meet demand in those regions.
“You can’t just start growing trees in these places and hope to have a lot,” he adds.
So far, Smith says he’s grown about 20 trees in four different locations.
“So far, I’ve grown more than 20,” he said.
“It’s a really exciting way to be able to grow these trees, because you’re getting these beautiful, beautiful trees.”