1% of the water a tree takes up is for photosynthesis. 5% of the water a tree intakes is for 'making new cells'.What happens to the rest of the water? Or rather, what is the rest of the water used for?
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David, you are right and wrong. For the skinny, check out http://youtu.be/BickMFHAZR0 and start at just before the 4:15 mark.
Water is used as a transport medium for essential nutrients, and it provides the "turgor pressure" - the hydration essential for life.
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