Problem: Describe how water within xylem vessels moves toward the top of a tree.

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Water transport occurs in the xylem of the plants. It serves as vessels that allows water to pass from the roots towards the leaves. Water moves towards the top of a tree mainly with the helps of root pressure and transpiration. 

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Describe how water within xylem vessels moves toward the top of a tree.


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