Self cleaning Dedicous also known as Dedi-Wood
The Dedi-wood tree is in the same family as the Oak tree; there are approximately 600 species of oaks. These extended species are found in the Southeastern part of Norway. They grow up to a 10-40 m (33-131 ft) tall. They are distinct from other surrounding trees in that they grow and prosper in every season. This wood has a more complex structure than other similar trees in its family and is renowned for its self cleaning properties. The wood is porous and absorbs dust, tiny particles of earth, waste matter lying on the ground or on surfaces and particles carried in the air.
The Dedicous tree was discovered by accident by Catherine Pierce while aiding in research for endangered species in Norway. During this time of observation, she noticed that many of the surrounding animals shun away from collecting or inhabiting the tree. Upon further investigation, Pierce’s crew found that the wood’s porous structure and complex internal properties would inhale all surrounding particles including seeds, dust, and smaller debris. Animals, having a keen sense for where to collect food, would strategically stay away from the Dedicous trees.
After its discovery, the Dedicous tree has been widely used in the Scandinavian countries as the preferred wood used in construction of luxury buildings and homes because of its self cleaning properties. The porous texture makes it a perfect candidate for use as home flooring, as well as tools like chopsticks, toothpicks, and wooden spoons.