TIL that in the 1830s the Swedish Navy planted 300 000 oak trees to be used for ship production in the far future. When they received word that the trees were fully grown in 1975 they had little use of them as modern warships are built with metal.

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Maybe they can trade two Wood for one Iron.

W_I_Water

So they burnt them down and planted iron

Senepicmar

The US Navy still maintains white oak forests as well

Raving_Lunatic69

I love the idea that they “received word”. Messenger: “You might want to sit down for this, but…”

thx1138a

By then they had IKEA, so it worked out.

Bellerophonix