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Trees that explode !

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A tree trunk that exploded after being hit by lightning

Exploding Trees

1- Things like extremely cold temperatures will cause trees to explode under certain circumstances! 

2- The explosions can actually be caused by three different elements: cold, fire, and lightning. 

3- It is also caused by stresses in the tree trunks.

4- For example, Maple trees explode when their sap freezes and it’s said to sound like a gunshot. 

5- The Sioux and the Cree Native Americans call the first new moon of the year as the “Moon of the cold exploding trees.” 

6- Some trees, like the eucalyptus native to Australia are highly flammable and explode during bush fires.

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