Hobbes and I have "Observed" that our Live Oak trees often have several different thicknesses of bark on one tree trunk.
Our "Hypothesis" is that the bark is thicker on the side of the trunk that holds the majority of the load of the tree.
In other words, the bark is thicker (wider) on the side with the heaviest branches.
Hobbes conducting an "Experiment" regarding the different thicknesses of bark on a single tree.
I question the validity of this experiment, as I don't know that the flavor of the bark has anything in common with our hypothesis.
Photographic evidence regarding the thickness/wideness of the bark on the trunk.
Notice the angle of the tree.
The load on the tree is the heaviest to the left side of the picture.
Closer inspection reveals just how wide the bark is on the left vs. the right side of the tree trunk.
He reminds me that he's an Office Assistant and not a Lab Assistant.
He also reminds me that it's time for his bath break.
I, however, am not satisfied with the amount of data we collected.
I think the internet is the next place I'll search for data regarding our hypothesis.
The only thing I've found thus far is data regarding the actual thickness of the bark horizonally (outside to the inside) and its relationship to the height/age of a tree.
Therefore, the hypothesis remains until further information can be gathered. At that point, the hypothesis may change.
Maybe Hobbes will be done with his bath by then.