Asked • 08/03/19

What physical forces pull/press water upwards in vegetation?

Each spring enormous amounts of water rise up in trees and other vegetation. What causes this stream upwards? Edit: I was under the impression that capillary action is a key factor: the original question therefore was: what are the fundamental forces involved in capillary action? Can perhaps anybody make an estimation of the amount of gravity energy that is involved in this process earth-wide each season?

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Stanton D. answered • 08/08/19

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