Trees Don’t Grow Old, They Are Killed
No tree dies of old age. They are generally killed by insects, disease or by people. California Bristlecone Pines and Giant Sequoias are regarded as the oldest trees and have been known to live 4,000 to 5,000 years.
Some Trees Also Communicate With Each Other
Some trees can communicate with each other. When willows are attacked by webworms and caterpillars, they emit a chemical that alerts nearby willows of the danger. The neighboring trees then respond by pumping more tannin into their leaves making it difficult for the insects to digest the leaves.
Some More Fun Facts
Trees grow from the top, not from the bottom as is commonly believed. A branch's location on a tree will only move up the trunk a few inches in 1,000 years.
The largest area of forest in the tropics remains the Amazon Basin, amounting to 81.5 million acres.
Arbor Day was first observed in Nebraska in 1872. That state is now home to one of the world's largest forests planted by people - over 200,000 acres of trees.
Knocking on wood for good luck originated from primitive tree worship when rapping on trees was believed to summon protective spirits in the trees.
Trees can induce rainfall by cooling the land and transpiring water into the sky from their leaves. An acre of Maple Trees can put as much as 20,000 gallons of water into the air each day.
In one year, a single tree can absorb as much carbon as is produced by a car driving 26,000 miles.
One acre of trees removes up to 2.6 tons of carbon dioxide each year.
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