Leaf cutter ants cut many many leaves in order to use them in their fungus garden.
"Skills are cheap, Chemistry is expensive"-Mal Pancoast
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The Xylem transports water and minerals from roots to shoots.
Phloem transports products of photosynthesis from where they are made or stored to where they are needed.
Plants have evolved many different ways to gain the nutrients they need from photosynthesis to having carnivorous capabilities.