Heartwood

A tree that subsists on ambient magical energy nearby rather than on sunlight, water, and soil nutrients like other plants.

The wood of a heartwood will not die if taken from the parent tree, though only the source will continue to grow.

Because of it’s ability to generate its own nutrients from ambient magical energy, other plants can root themselves into the heartwood and sustain off of those nutrients. In exchange, like all life, the rooted plants exude mana that the heartwood can then feed on itself, creating a sustainable symbiotic ecosystem.

A heartwood can live for centuries and flowers once per year on the anniversary of when its seed took root. only just before it dies. On the final flowering before it dies, The blooms will bear fruit that contain the seeds of a future heartwood tree.

Heartwood

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