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40 Amazing Facts You Should Know About Trees | Amazing Facts 4U

  1. Fact is there are about 20,000 tree species in the world.
  2. The United States has one of the largest tree treasuries second only to India.
  3. Amazing fact is trees receive an estimated 90% of their nutrition from the atmosphere and only 10% from the soil.
  4. Trees grow from the top, not from the bottom as is commonly believed. A branch’s location on a tree will amazingly only move up the trunk a few inches in 1000 years. A notch in the tree will remain the same distance from the ground as the tree grows.
  5. Fact is a single 30-meter-tall mature tree can absorb as much as 22.7 kilograms (50 pounds) of carbon dioxide in a year, which is approximately the same amount as would be produced by an average car being driven 41,500 kilometers (25,787 miles).
  6. A single 30-meter-tall mature tree could also amazingly produce 2,721 kilograms (5,999 pounds) of oxygen in a year, which is enough to support at least two people. Tree’s capacity for photosynthesis and carbon dioxide absorption increases as they age.
  7. Amazing fact is the common English Oak (Quercus robur) can support hundreds of different species, including 284 species of insect and 324 species, sub-species, and varieties of lichens living directly on the tree. These in turn provide food for numerous birds and small mammals.
  8. Amazingly a large tree can also transpire as much as 378.5 liters (100 gallons) of water into the air per day. This has a cooling effect roughly equivalent to 10 single room-sized air conditioning units operating 20 hours a day! This can decrease air conditioning cost by 30 %.
  9. A redwood tree in California is the Tallest Living Thing about 367 feet high residing in Montgomery Woods State Reserve.
  10. The oldest living organism on Earth is believed to be the “Pando” colony of Quaking Aspen (Populus tremuloides) in Utah, also known as the Trembling Giant. The colony of trees covers some 41.7 hectares (103 acres) and is estimated to weigh nearly 6,600 tons , making it also the heaviest known organism. Being a clonal colony, the tree “trunks” all share identical genetic makeup. It is estimated that parts of the inter-connected root stock that links the colony together is in excess of 80,000 years old!
  11. Amazing fact is that an olive tree can live up to 1,500 years!
  12. The tallest tree ever was an Australian eucalyptus – In 1872 it was measured at 435 feet tall.
  13. Amazingly oak trees do not produce acorns until they are at least fifty years old.
  14. The bark of a Redwood tree is fireproof. Fires that occur in a redwood forest take place inside the trees.
  15. Bamboo can grow up to 36 inches in a day.
  16. Fact is a person standing under an oak tree is 16 more times liable to be hit by lightning than a beech tree due to vertical roots of the oak tree.
  17. The Saguaro Cactus, found in South-western United States does not grow branches until it is 75 years old.
  18. Amazing fact is the banana tree cannot reproduce itself. It can be propagated only by the hand of man.
  19. Central African Raffia Palm is known to have longest leaves up to amazing 82 Ft.
  20. At last count there were 226000 trees in New York’s central park.
  21. In a year amazing 900 million trees are cut down to make the raw materials needed for American pulp mills and paper.
  22. It’s amazing fact that it takes about 63,000 trees to make the newsprint for the average Sunday edition of The New York Times.
  23. If you plant an apple seed , amazingly it is guaranteed to grow a different type of apple.
  24. Corks that are used to seal-off the mouth of champagne or wine bottles are made by oak tree
  25. One large oak tree can produce amazing 100,000 soft corks.
  26. You can figure out which way is south if you are near a tree stump. The growth rings are wider on the south side.
  27. The Baobab tree in Africa is an amazing plant.It is known for its water storage capacity in it trunk.It can store 1000 liters to 120000 liters of water in it’s swollen trunk.
  28. Isn’t it amazing that the averaged size tree can provide enough wood to make 170,000 pencils.
  29. An average size tree produces enough oxygen in one year to keep a family of four breathing. You breathe 6 liters of air per minute.
  30. The very first type of aspirin, or pain killer and fever reducer came from the tree bark of the willow tree.
  31. Cricket bats are made of a tree called Willow and baseball bats are made out of wood of tree called Hickory.
  32. The fact is a violin contains about 70 separate pieces of wood!
  33. Amazing fact is that the Siberian larch accounts for more than 20% of all the worlds trees.
  34. Sandbox tree found in North & South America is covered in spikes and it’s fruit amazingly explodes sending sharp seeds 100 feet at 150 mph!
  35. The tree, called Hyperion, is the tallest known tree in the world, and is hiding somewhere in California. At 379 feet, it’s about twice the size of the Statue of Liberty. Kept secret since its discovery, all that is known of its location is that it’s somewhere in Redwood National Park.
  36. Felix Finkbeiner , a 14-year-old German boy got more than 1 million trees planted in Germany!
  37. The Tree of Tenere was amazingly the only tree for 250 miles in the Sahara Desert in Niger until a drunk driver hit it in 1973! Scientists dug and found that its roots went 120 feet deep to reach the water table below.
  38. The tree dictated on the Lebanese flag is a Cedar.
  39. The roots of Finnish pine tree can be up to 30 miles long.
  40. There is a tree called Dragon’s blood which bleeds red when cut.

By Amazing Facts 4U Team

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