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Tree Stuff

"The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago. The second best time is now"- Chinese proverb

One large tree can provide a day's supply of oxygen for up to four people.

Some trees emit chemicals that attract enemies of their enemies.

Earth has more than 60,000 known tree species.

Trees in a forest can 'talk' and share nutrients through an underground internet built by soil fungi.

Most tree roots stay in the top 18 inches of soil, but they can also grow above ground or dive a few hundred feet deep.

A large oak tree an consume about 100 gallons of water per day, and a giant sequoia can drink up to 500 gallons daily.

General Sherman, a giant sequoia, is the largest tree in the world, by volume, standing 275 feet tall with 52,000 cubic feet of wood.

Adding one tree to an open pasture can increase its bird diodiversity from almost zero species to as high as 80.

Trees provide food and shelter for wildlife.

Methuselah, an estimated 4765 year old ancient bristlecone pine, is one of the oldest living trees in the world.

Trees can help reduce stress.

Tree shaded surfaces can be 20-40 degrees  cooler than surfaces in direct sun.

"Time spent amongst trees, is never time wasted"-Unkown

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