25 Tree-rific Tree Facts That Prove How Cool They Are

When you think of trees…well…do you ever really think of trees? You are probably under the impression that the only people who think of trees are tree huggers and politicians. That may be true, but today we are going to give you some good reasons to think about trees. That sounds boring right? Well, it’s not! You just have to trust us! Trees are one of those things that, although you probably don’t give them much thought, you can’t live without them. If it weren’t for trees and forests, our world would not be a habitable place to live in. They convert the carbon dioxide into oxygen so that our air remains breathable. The problems is, that the number of trees in many parts of the world have decreased drastically. It’s not all bad news though! Did you know that the United States actually has more trees today than it did in the past? It’s true. With good leadership from the government it is possible to counter the negative effects of deforestation. The only challenge is passing such laws in countries with corrupt governments. These are 25 tree-rific tree facts that prove how cool they are!

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Columbia University has developed a tree that is 1,000 times more effective at absorbing CO2 than a regular tree

Columbia University has developed a tree that is 1,000 times more effective at absorbing CO2 than a regular treeSource: bbc, Image: wikipedia
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California is home to some of the world's oldest trees. Some of them are more than 5,000 years old!

The locations of some of the oldest trees are kept secret to prevent people from damaging themSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia

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The locations of some of the oldest trees are kept secret to prevent people from damaging them

The locations of some of the oldest trees are kept secret to prevent people from damaging themSource: wikipedia, Image: pixabay
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Leonardo Da Vinci was the first person to note that all of a tree's branches put together would equal the thickness of the tree's trunk. Modern science is trying to show why this is true (for the most part)

Leonardo Da Vinci was the first person to note that all of a trees branches put together would equal the thickness of the tree's trunk. Modern science is trying to show why this is true (for the most part)Source: insidescience.org, Image: pixabay

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During the 1930s, Nazis planted a tree shaped swastika that was only discovered in 1992 during an aerial survey. Residents promptly cut down the trees (swastikas are illegal in Germany)

During the 1930s, Nazis planted a tree shaped swastika that was only discovered in 1992 during an aerial survey. Residents promptly cut down the trees (swastikas are illegal in Germany)Source: atlasobscura.com, Image: wikipedia


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