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This has been approved on sandbox

I am a place of joy for the kids.
I make the job easier for adults with certain jobs.
I am a tree.

For the kids, I'm made of a lot of small pieces.
For the adults, I don't exist physically.
When I'm a tree, I can grow up to 60m and explode yearly.

That has been my life so far, but lately, I became a rule also.
What am I?

[Edit - after the question was answered: may contain spoilers]

This is part of my protest against sandboxing riddles. Same as this one

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  • $\begingroup$ @AJ. The restrictions changed yesterday: "Currently, in order to post a riddle on the main site, it must be sandboxed here first, and receive a score of +7. This will likely last until better quality standards can be enumerated." $\endgroup$ – Marius Aug 26 '16 at 12:20
  • $\begingroup$ So, this riddle is also a part of your protest. ;) Anyways nice one +1. $\endgroup$ – A J Aug 26 '16 at 12:27
  • $\begingroup$ @AJ.Yep. I will edit the question after the answer is accepted to state this. $\endgroup$ – Marius Aug 26 '16 at 12:29
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Are you :

The sandbox itself?

I am a place of joy for the kids.

Kids surely enjoy sandboxes.

I make the job easier for adults with certain jobs.

For developers of course!

I am a tree.

Well, indeed.

For the kids, I'm made of a lot of small pieces.

Sand comes in grains!

For the adults, I don't exist physically.

Sandboxes are not a real place for adults.

When I'm a tree, I can grow up to 60m and explode yearly.

Still refering to the sandbox tree.

That has been my life so far, but lately, I became a rule also.

The Riddle Sandbox!

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    $\begingroup$ This is an other problem with sanboxing riddles. A lot of people can figure out the answer while the question is sanboxed and this becomes a speed race for who posts the answer first. Nice job. I will accept it when I'm allowed. $\endgroup$ – Marius Aug 26 '16 at 12:26
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    $\begingroup$ @Marius I can certainly agree with you on this point. To be fair, this one was pretty easy :) $\endgroup$ – IAmInPLS Aug 26 '16 at 12:29
  • $\begingroup$ This was not meant to be too hard. See my edit to the question to understand why. But I guess you already understood my reason. $\endgroup$ – Marius Aug 26 '16 at 12:36
  • $\begingroup$ @Marius Yes, even if I preferred your previous form of protest :) $\endgroup$ – IAmInPLS Aug 26 '16 at 12:39
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    $\begingroup$ I promise the next one will be a bit harder and more thought through. $\endgroup$ – Marius Aug 26 '16 at 12:41
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You are a

Sandbox

Reasoning:

I am a place of joy for the kids.

Children play with sand in the sandbox

I make the job easier for adults with certain jobs.

Software developers, Sandbox solutions

I am a tree.

Hura crepitans, the sandbox tree

For the kids, I'm made of a lot of small pieces.

The sand

For the adults, I don't exist physically.

It's not a physical object

When I'm a tree, I can grow up to 60m and explode yearly.

Just some fact about Hura crepitans

That has been my life so far, but lately, I became a rule also.

The new rule on PSE :)

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  • $\begingroup$ You offered the answer first, but IAmInPLS offered the full reasoning first. So I will accept his answer. Good job. $\endgroup$ – Marius Aug 26 '16 at 12:33
  • $\begingroup$ Well I assume he can type faster then:D Nevermind :) $\endgroup$ – Gintas K Aug 26 '16 at 12:38
  • $\begingroup$ My point exactly: puzzling.stackexchange.com/questions/41507/i-am-many-things/… $\endgroup$ – Marius Aug 26 '16 at 12:41

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