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Does a Pinecone die when it fell out of the tree? Answered

Does a Pinecone still grow after it fell on the ground... and when it would die, why does it still 'shrink' ?

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Best Answer 11 years ago

A pinecone is the non-evoluted simil of a fruit, so it's as alive as a fruit is. When it is mature, it releases the seeds and then it falls down the tree. Then, it doesn't grow anymore and it shrinks because it gets dehydrated and shrinks as like as the wood does. Sorry if there is some misspelling... english is not my mother language.

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and7barton
and7barton

11 years ago

It is also apparently nutritious - My parrot used to love eating them. On the ground they rot down to a good mulch on the forest floor.