In a press conference held earlier today, scientists announced that they have successfully blended the DNA of a blue spruce tree with aircraft grade aluminum, creating and new "bio-alloy". The project, named the "Spru-luminum Project" was a joint venture between the U.S. Forest Service, Boeing and The Buckwheat Corporation, a subsidiary of AT&T.
"We are thrilled with the result", said Boeing spokesman, Paul Bunyan. "This breakthrough now allows us to grow trees that can be multi-purposed, from beautiful, shade producing members of the forest community to cell towers to bullet-proof hiding places and beyond"!
AT&T spokesman, Albert Albert added, " We will be launching a new "green" initiative, geared toward protecting the environment and spreading these wonderful trees across the nation". The plan will focus on distributing "Spru-luminum" saplings to elementary schools from coast to coast, in time for Arbor Day. Each sapling will come with it's own certificate of authenticity, planting and care instructions and a 200 foot measuring tape. "We don't want these youngsters to plant the saplings too close to their houses", Bunyan explained, "given the conductive nature of the alloy and the considerable weight of a mature tree".
Saplings will not be distributed to areas that are likely to experience severe lightning, high winds or mudslides.