A Tree that Tweets like humans, provides timely update
There is a tree in the Howard forest of Peteras in Massachusetts that tells people about its life. This tree tweets about every single moment of weather forecast.
This tree is known as Red Oak. This tree provides information about hot winds and weather through tweet. This tree also has a tweeter handle @awitnesstree.
Some of its tweets are:
My trunk and branches are on the fast track! My trunk has grown 0.256 mm and my branches 0.278 mm so far this month.
— A witness tree (@awitnesstree) July 22, 2019
This year, my trunk has grown roughly 1.5 mm (0.06 inches) in diameter. In mid-summer, my growth begins to slow. The "late wood" rings I am producing now look darker, and contain more carbon, than my faster-growing "early wood" rings.
— A witness tree (@awitnesstree) July 24, 2019
This tree has represented itself as one of the oldest living organisms on the internet. Height of this tree is 85 feet and it’s the oldest tree in the forest.
A number of sensors are fitted to this tree which provide data to a bot and the bot makes the tweet.
This tree has different automated sensors which provides data 6 times a week. One such sensor is there in the tree which measure the level of water in the tree and the forest and also this sensor informs how the tree survives in drought. Sensors fitted to this tree are named dendromaters which measures seasonal and daily fluctuations in tree stem and branches.
One camera is also fitted to the tree which is called PhenoCam and it helps the tree to capture its pic in every 30 minutes and uses these photos for tweeting. This camera also gives information on the soil temperature, humidity and air speed.
In the year 1938, a furious cyclone with 186 kilometer per hour devastated the entire forest, but this tree stood majestic.
After researching on many trees, researchers considered this one to be the best suitable one for tweeting.