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Fascinating Facts About Trees

Published by papaleng in Science
February 27th, 2010

A list of some fascinating facts about trees.

Fascinating Facts About Trees

I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree
A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
Against the earth’s sweet flowing breast…

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I guess many of us know this classic poem by Joyce Kilmer about a tree. But how much do you know about trees? Here are some interesting facts you may not have known about trees.

  • Are you familiar with Sugar maples– these trees produce about 3 gallon of sap daily. However, it takes 40 gallons of sap just to make one gallon of delicious maple syrup! 
  • Do you know that a coast redwood tree more than 360 feet high is the world’s tallest tree. It can be found in California.  
  • Researches have shown that patients who look at trees from their hospital room windows be likely to recover from their illness  a lot quicker. This only proves that trees can be a major factor of the healing process for people.  
  • If you can‘t bear the hot and humid atmosphere summer brings, then grab some shade from an oak or elm tree. The cooling effect these shade trees  equals that of what five air conditioners give! 
  • At 400 feet into the ground, a Wild Fig Tree in South Africa  holds the world’s record for the deepest roots. 
  • Would you believe that a birch tree, when fully mature can actually produce about a million seeds in a year. 
  • For those who are involve in Tree Conservation. Start recycling a ton of paper so that you can save one acre of trees.  
  • Do you know that the bristlecone pines that is widespread in the Western Coast of the United States do hold the record for the world’s oldest trees. Many of them are more than 4,500 years old.
  • Have you seen a “flying seed?” a cottonweed seed bears tiny white hairs that helps in keeping the seed in in flight for several days.
  • “An heir of a tree”, yes.. There is a White Oak in Athens, Georgia who inherited a 64 square feet land in a will! Believe it or Not..  
  • A tree from Malaysia, Albizzia falcata is the world’s fastest growing tree. So fast growing that it grows more than 2 centimeter every day!
  • If the Albizzia falcata is the fastest growing tree, the Oak trees could be deemed the most patient, these trees have to wait 20 years before they start producing acorns. 
  • The world’s largest forests, covering almost 3 billion acres can be found in northern Russia.

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  1. Posted February 27, 2010 at 5:12 am

    Great Post….well written….

  2. Posted February 27, 2010 at 6:38 am

    nicely researched…something new to read..

  3. Posted February 27, 2010 at 7:18 am

    Excellent share.very interesting and composed well friend….thanks for this..

  4. Posted February 27, 2010 at 9:18 am

    Great infos and very interesting. Did you know that the world’s tallest tree has been alive alive since Jesus’ time.

  5. Posted February 27, 2010 at 10:08 am

    A very interesting and informative post. Lots of new facts there. Well done.

  6. Posted February 27, 2010 at 11:08 am

    I know the poem kuya and I love it… Di mo naman tinapos. Anyway good facts.

  7. Posted February 27, 2010 at 11:16 am

    I didn’t know those tree facts, very interesting I think, good one. LB

  8. Posted February 27, 2010 at 12:10 pm

    Very interesting and enjoyable read!

  9. Posted February 27, 2010 at 12:17 pm

    Good fun info. I have lot of trees on my 10 acre property, and we have plant some more every year.

  10. Posted February 27, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    Tx for the great read.

  11. Posted February 27, 2010 at 5:11 pm

    Wow! amazing facts and I love the picture of the tree…so bizarre.

  12. Posted February 27, 2010 at 10:26 pm

    Lot of food for thought. A great post.
    Monica.

  13. Posted February 27, 2010 at 11:29 pm

    excellent one

  14. Posted February 27, 2010 at 11:54 pm

    Great list of tree facts Papaleng. Interesting.

  15. Posted February 28, 2010 at 12:34 am

    Wonderful facts, thanks for sharing them.

  16. Posted February 28, 2010 at 12:51 am

    Good one.

  17. Posted February 28, 2010 at 2:40 am

    An interesting post kabayan. Trees and life.

  18. Posted March 1, 2010 at 1:00 am

    Very interesting post, informative too.
    Thanks for sharing xx

  19. kate smedley
    Posted March 1, 2010 at 3:24 am

    I’m amazed that the largest forests are in Russia! Some fascinating facts, informative article papaleng, thank you..

  20. Posted March 2, 2010 at 12:05 am

    Trees are wonderful,so is this write :)

  21. Posted March 2, 2010 at 6:44 am

    Excellent trivia kabayan. I was once fortunate to have a tree on my hospital window when I was hospitalized.

  22. Posted March 3, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    Wonderful trivia! Thumbs Up! Saludo ko bro…

  23. Posted March 4, 2010 at 6:12 pm

    Some very interesting facts.

  24. Posted March 5, 2010 at 2:24 am

    wow! I enjoyed this one a lot!!! thanks!!!

  25. Posted March 8, 2010 at 10:29 am

    very good as always – liked the bit about patients and the healing power of trees

  26. Posted March 15, 2010 at 7:31 am

    Informative and well written

  27. Posted March 27, 2010 at 11:51 am

    nice article!

  28. Posted April 19, 2010 at 6:58 am

    NICE TRIVIA PAPALENG.. WELL DONE RESEARCH ^_^

  29. Posted April 28, 2010 at 11:45 pm

    I like it so much….I just hope to could see those trees…

  30. Posted May 18, 2010 at 5:44 am

    A good compilation of fascinating trees.

  31. Angela Gibson
    Posted January 19, 2011 at 11:39 am

    Amazing Facts about trees.. I do love that poem. Well composed article indeed. I enjoyed the read with coffee this am.

  32. Posted January 19, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    I love trees. I’ve always loved trees & I will always love trees. I’m a tree hugger from way back. Thank you for these wonderful and interesting facts.:-)

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