In the late 19th century, saplings were grown from seed and cut, the wood being burned to create firewood.
When the wood was finished, it was stored in barrels until it was needed.
A lot of these barrels would be left for a year or two before being moved to a place of use, which would be a well-stocked storeroom.
Then, the barrels were shipped to the local timber yard and the saplings harvested and harvested again.
By the 1920s, sapling harvest was booming and by the 1940s, the first trees had begun to sprout from these barrels.
It took decades of harvesting, planting and planting again before trees grew up in every city in the United States.
In the last 20 years, saps have been planted at an astounding rate and the number of trees has tripled, according to the University of Michigan Extension.
The new trees can be harvested in three to five years.
The trees are not only nutritious, but can also help the local environment.
“It’s a very resilient tree, it’s a tree that can survive in a lot of different conditions,” said Tom Kranz, a professor at the University at Buffalo Extension who studies the impact of climate change on trees.
“And it can survive drought as well.”
The University of New Mexico is studying the effects of climate on saps and has found that the trees are able to survive extreme droughts and other extreme events.
But for now, the trees will continue to be a staple for many residents of Buffalo and surrounding areas.
“People come to town and they see this tree and they’re like, ‘Oh my God, this is amazing,'” said Kranzy, who is studying how saps influence the soil.
“But when you’re growing these trees, they take on a different appearance.”
The tree is also a great way to feed the community, said Krenz.
“You can put it on a table and everyone can see that the soil quality is excellent, they’re growing in a way that’s sustainable.”