Astounding Facts About Trees

Trees are the greatest natural resources and one of the longest living organisms. We use trees as shadow for ourself and also for protecting the surrounding environment by absorbing carbon dioxide. But there are lot of fascinating facts about trees that we may not be aware. Here we bring you the great collection of astounding facts about trees that we rarely pay attention. You can also share these facts with your friends, family members through any social media pages.

    Trees improve water quality by slowing and filtering rain water, and protecting aquifers and watersheds.

    If a birdhouse is hung on a tree branch, it does not move up the tree as the tree grows.

    Trees lower air temperature by evaporating water in their leaves.

    Pine trees grow on six of seven continents, with Antarctica being the only one left out.

    A tree can absorb as much as 48 pounds of carbon dioxide each year and can sequester 1 ton of carbon dioxide by the time it reaches 40 years old.

    Pine trees are the only species in the whole world that spreads seeds in cones, and those cones also have genders.

    Trees drink about 2,000 liters of water each year.

    Trees are the longest living organisms on Earth, and never die of old age.

    The tree specie with the largest undivided leaves is the Bigleaf Magnolia. The leaves are 7 to 12 inches wide and 12 to 32 inches long.

    Palm Sunday was named after the Palm tree because people took branches of Palm trees with them to greet Jesus Christ in Jerusalem.

    White Oak is the species of wood that is easiest to steam bend. With thin stock you can bend it, into an extremely small radius.

    Osage Orange is the species of wood that produces the most heat when burned.

    The world’s longest solid wood/lumber board {no lamination}, is a piece of Ancient Kauri. It is approximately 40 foot in length and has an estimated worth of $100,000.00.

    The blackest wood in the world is Ebony.

    The world’s tallest living standing hardwood tree, is a Mountain Ash named Centurion which is located in Tasmania, Australia. It is approximately 329 foot 8 3/4 inches tall.

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