While visiting your aunt in Michigan, one morning you find a beaver gnawing on a birch tree. You scare it off but not before it has removed a strip of bark all the way around the tree. Despite erecting a fence around the tree to prevent additional damage, the tree dies after a few months. The first event that would occur in this trees death would be __________.

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    death of the roots of the tree, because they would no longer be able to absorb water from the soil
    death of the leaves of the tree, because they could no longer produce sugars by photosynthesis
    death of the roots of the tree, because they would no longer be able to receive carbohydrates from the leaves
    death of the leaves of the tree, because they stopped receiving water from the soil

asked May 30, 2013 in Biology by anonymous
    

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death of the roots of the tree, because they would no longer be able to receive carbohydrates from the leaves
answered May 31, 2013 by Bioshare ~Top Expert~ (34,070 points)

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