Skip to comments.Wi-Fi Makes Trees Sick, Study Says (Wageningen U, Netherlands)
Posted on 11/22/2010 11:25:00 AM PST by NormsRevenge
Radiation from Wi-Fi networks is harmful to trees, causing significant variations in growth, as well as bleeding and fissures in the bark, according to a recent study in the Netherlands. Radiation from Wi-Fi networks is harmful to trees, causing significant variations in growth, as well as bleeding and fissures in the bark, according to a recent study in the Netherlands.
All deciduous trees in the Western world are affected, according to the study by Wageningen University. The city of Alphen aan den Rijn ordered the study five years ago after officials found unexplained abnormalities on trees that couldn't be ascribed to a virus or bacterial infection.
Additional testing found the disease to occur throughout the Western world. In the Netherlands, about 70 percent of all trees in urban areas show the same symptoms, compared with only 10 percent five years ago. Trees in densely forested areas are hardly affected.
Besides the electromagnetic fields created by mobile-phone networks and wireless LANs, ultrafine particles emitted by cars and trucks may also be to blame. These particles are so small they are able to enter the organisms.
The study exposed 20 ash trees to various radiation sources for a period of three months. Trees placed closest to the Wi-Fi radio demonstrated a "lead-like shine" on their leaves that was caused by the dying of the upper and lower epidermis of the leaves. This would eventually result in the death of parts of the leaves. The study also found that Wi-Fi radiation could inhibit the growth of corn cobs.
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HaPPy Thanksgiving, Folks!
Uhh--OK, I think.
I live in the middle of the forest and my trees are perfectly fine.
Trees...and every other damn thing on and off God’s green Earth gets bombarded with electro-magnetic radiation constantly.
Bleeding? I bet they cry, too.
I guess we have to back to communicating by smoke signals or fire towers, except it would cause GW.
In order for a tree to “bleed”, doesn’t that require the tree to have “blood”?
“There is unrest in the forest...”
The trees in the Netherlands are warped, diseased, and twisted because they are completely surrounded by leftist vermin. They tend to have an unhealthy influence on living things...
Whether this study was good or not, it would be interesting to know if Wi-Fi coverage affects humans in some way. In some places, there are 10+ hot spots running 24/7.
And those that are not sickened, are offended. Unexpectedly, of course.
they conducted the study from September through November.....no leaves on the tree by the end of the study!
I was just in Pennsylvania, at a school that has WiFi, and all of the trees on campus had exfoliated (even the larch). The only trees spared were the fir and spruce trees.
And, far more telling, both professors I visited had large bald spots!
“In order for a tree to bleed, doesnt that require the tree to have blood?”
Come on man! Don’t be a “sap!”
you can always apologize to them and weep over them, like this earth first group:
Liberals will move to ban the Internet - why it causes climate change and makes trees die!
AHAHAHAHA, so first they tell us that our cell phones are giving us brain cancer, now they’re telling us that wi-fi is harming trees (ie. tree cancer). With all due respect, there are at the very least six Wi-Fi hotspots in my neighborhood alone. This summer the tree in my front yard added almost two feet, FEET, of new growth. I’m not seeing any trees dying anywhere around me.
...but texting on a cell phone next to your ear and temple is just fine.....?????
This is pretty much exactly what I thought.
In other words, they have no way to control the variables. These studies took place in urban locations. It could just be the traffic.
Who knows? Maybe vehicles with emission controls are MORE harmful to trees, because they emit smaller particles. Send me a few hundred thousand dollars, and I'll run some tests on it.
I want to be a lumberjack...
How many millions will be marching in the streets in a couple of years to stop Wi-Fi? Don’t laugh...
I was expecting something completely different.
It’s called ‘sap’..
But not all EM is of the same frquency or amplitude.
I would like to know how they controlled for ambient EM sources, harmful industrial gases, and particulate matter
in their experimentation.
I’m guessing the results matter more than the methodology. The new “science.”
I’m pretty sure if you wrap all of the trees in tin foil that’ll solve the problem.
and fissures in the bark
I watched a segment of This Old house the other night and the landscaper was pointing out the common and destructive practice of piling mulch up around tree trunks. He called it a mulch volcano. Side it smothers the roots. Leads to fissures on the bark and eventually kills it.
After that I started noticing this everywhere. Exp. city boulevards. Driving me nuts. I really is killing these beautiful and expensive trees. I just want to get out and scrap that junk away.
Ignorance is killing more trees then WIFI.
Trees are no longer politically correct anyway. The can fall down in high winds and cause property damage and kill people. Down with trees. Except those damaged by wi-fi of course. Up with those.
Semaphores. Or Navy style signal flags.
Every time the Drudge Report refreshes without me asking it to, a tree dies.
I think that I shall never see
A web page lovely as a tree.
Expect anything that drives the economy and lots of cash to be found harmful by leftists. First they accuse it, then they tax it. Nuclear, oil, and now communications. It’s a pattern.
I think Wi-FI makes people go CRAZY! Enuf to vote for Socialist and think airplanes are missiles!
The AlGore method in reverse. See global warming is real it was 30 degrees for a high in December and it is now it is 90 in June! Global warming.
The Netherlands should stick to finding missing jawbones found on the island of Aruba.
My maples bleed all summer long. Some types of trees just leak sap.
Well, as long as it's not a hate text. You know, any text from a conservative, even if it's about the weather.
And Di-Fi makes Californians sick.
BTW, how do you text with your phone between your ear and temple? Are you extremely short sighted as well as walleyed? ;-)
I told my girlfriend:
I pine for you and sometimes balsam.
Bet you’d have a good view of the forest if it weren’t for all those trees.
The answer my friend........is flapping in the wind
The answer is flapping in the wind.
“Its a pattern.”
Very perceptive on your part. I’ve been noticing the same trend! LOL!