From Flower to Tree Power -- for Real

GreenTracker| There’s enough power in trees for University of Washington researchers to run an electronic circuit, according to results to be published in an upcoming issue of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ Transactions on Nanotechnology.

No one expects tree power to energize the planet, but scientists are exploring a variety of smaller-use applications, including powering tree sensors that might be used to detect environmental conditions or forest fires. Sensors might also guage the tree’s health.

Researches advise lay people like me not to confuse tree powr with the ‘popular’ potato or lemon experiment, in “which two different metals react with the food to create an electric potential difference that causes a current to flow.” No chance of that happening on my end. Anne via Science Daily