Is this tree fact below that I have found on social media sites true? I don't know the source of the quote. It's pretty amazing. I'll be glad if someone can provide the source too!

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Every day, a 40 foot tree takes in 50 gallons of dissolved nutrients from the soil, raises this mixture to its topmost leaves, converts it into 10 pounds of carbohydrates and releases about 60 cubic feet of pure oxygen into the air.

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    $\begingroup$ There are 1000s of tree species that all vary in anatomy, morphology, & physiology; so, this type of generalization seems inappropriate & misleading. 2 trees of the same size but of different species would surely absorb/process nutrients at variable rates & in varying quantities. Further, even 2 trees of the same species would not experience consistent nutrient uptake & processing if environmental conditions (e.g., temperature, water availability, humidity, soil type, etc.) varied b/w each. Finally, trees of the same size aren't necessarily the same age, & age would impact these processes, too $\endgroup$ – theforestecologist Apr 23 at 13:23

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