The proverbial ‘tree of life’ exists in the myths and folklore of various countries in the world.
In the cannabis industry, the Tree of Life also exists. Albeit, a little younger compared to its namesake.
Developed in the late 2000s, its popularity has been on the rise for its delightful effects that invigorate users through and through.
Moreover, the Sativa-dominant strain’s up to 18% THC provides patients with a relief from various mental and physical health issues.
In developing the strain, a group of breeders from the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program (OMMP) crossed two legendary strains to create a stable genetic base.
From Trainwreck, the Tree of Life gained its mentally stimulating high and Sativa-dominant buzz.
Our Tree of Life Strain Review
However, its structure as well as medicinal effects is an inheritance from Mendocino Purps.
Because of its rejuvenating nature, the Tree of Life is best used in the morning as an uplifting treat.
It helps users stay alert during the day as ideas take over the mind.
Meanwhile, its soothing body high removes pent-up stress or tension that prevent people from seizing the day.
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|Tree of Life weed strain attributes:|
|ORIGIN||Trainwreck and Mendocino Purps|
|EFFECTS||Happy – 10|
Creative – 10
Relaxed – 10
Uplifted – 9
Euphoric – 9
|FRAGRANCE||Woody, sweet, citrus, earthy, spicy, herbal|
|FLAVORS||Creamy, citrus, woody, earthy, herbal, spicy|
|ADVERSE REACTIONS||Dry eyes – 10|
Headache – 10
Dry mouth – 1
|MEDICAL||Headaches – 10|
Eye pressure – 10
Stress – 1
Depression – 1
Nausea – 1
|FLOWERING TIME INDOOR||7 to 9 weeks|
|FLOWERING TIME OUTDOOR||Late September to early October|
|THC CONTENT %||14% to 18%|
|INDOOR YIELD||12 to 16 ounces per square meter|
|OUTDOOR YIELD||16 ounces or more per plant|
|GROWTH LEVEL||Easy to grow|
|RESISTANCE TO DISEASE||Unknown|
* 10 is the highest
* 1 is the lowest
Only moments after the first few puffs, the Three of Life uplifts the mind and refreshes it. The behavioral change is almost instantaneous. Users seem brighter, more upbeat as a feeling of bliss takes over.
While some bask in the euphoric sensation, many casual users prefer taking advantage of the mental stimulation. It creates a clear pathway for thoughts to flow and form into ideas. For its wake-and-bake qualities, the Sativa-dominant strain is best used right before a brainstorming session or a day at work.
Gradually, after an hour or two, a soothing wave of relaxation crashes into the muscles. It completes the sense of peace and contentment from the initial head high by releasing tension from the muscles. Not only that, it encourages users to work tirelessly even as the hours pass by or the physical effects wane. Although, if one were to use the strain outside of limits, it can sink the body into the couch with racing thoughts.
Tree of Life gives off an aromatic smell that blends notes of wood with sweet citrus. Along with it are subtle undertones of earth that make the bud seem freshly picked. When grinded or combusted, it gives off a spicy herbal scent.
Drawing in Tree of Life is like biting into a creamy but citric treat, similar to a combination of orange-lemon cake. Savoring its smoke brings out a pleasant woody taste with hints of earth. Surprisingly, the exhale is more subtle with its herbal spiciness.
Like other strains, the Tree of Life’s moisture-inhibiting cannabinoids interfere with the production of saliva. As such, it is not uncommon for users to notice dryness in the mouth that is sometimes accompanied by red eyes. The discomfort is mild but lasts for hours at a time. In case of irritation, users may down a few glasses of water while staying hydrated throughout the day.
A more unfavorable reaction to the Tree of Life is a headache. It usually affects users who consume the strain beyond individual threshold or those with low tolerance to THC. Pacing and moderating usage, however, will keep the effect at bay.
The Tree of Life provides patients with relief from a wide variety of ailments through the combined effects of its THC, CBD, and other cannabinoids.
Its happy high reduces stress and temporarily manages symptoms of depression along with other mental health issues such as PTSD. Calming the mind, it removes dreadful thoughts that often leave users feeling helpless or hopeless.
In spite of its Sativa-leaning genes, Tree of Life’s best asset is its soothing body high. It eases each and every muscle beginning from the temples. In doing so, it appeases pressure from behind the eyes that can develop into glaucoma if continuously left unattended. Meanwhile, its antiemetic properties prevent nausea.
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Tree of Life has a tall and lanky structure, a common trait among Sativa-dominant strains. It grows best in the warm, semi-humid weather found in Mediterranean or equatorial regions. In such environments, the plant soaks nutrient-rich rays of the sun that helps it produce more buds at a quicker rate.
This is not to say it will not flourish in cooler weather though. Its performance in cold environments is, in fact, beyond expectation. However, nothing short is expected of the strain born and raised in the cool mountain valleys of Oregon.
With that said, there are many growers from the northern hemisphere who prefer growing the strain in more controllable environments. It will need to be trimmed though as it can grow out of hand if its vegetative period is not shortened. Complementing the Low-Stress Training technique with a super cropping will encourage better trichome production and bud growth.
Outdoors, it is necessary to protect the strain from strong gusts of wind. As alluded to earlier, it is a lanky plant with thin branches and stalks that need added support through staking. Furthermore, growers must also make sure to stay vigilant and keep a lookout for pests and diseases.
The Tree of Life fully blooms within 7 to 9 weeks. Growers usually harvest 12 to 16 ounces of buds per square meter. However, applying methods like the Screen of Green will encourage better yields.
Compared to other Sativa-dominant strains, the Tree of Life flowers early. Between late September to the early weeks of October, it produces at least 16 ounces of buds per plan.
FAQ About Tree of Life Strain
Tree of Life yields 12-16 oz/ m2 indoors and 16 ounces per plant outdoors.
From 14% up to 18% THC.
Tree of Life was created from a mix between Trainwreck and Mendocino Purps.
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