Sunday, December 5, 2010

Amazing Facts about Trees

Here are some amazing and interesting facts about trees.

  • The trees receive about 90% of their nutrition from atmosphere and 10% only from the soil.
  • The tree lowers the temperature of surrounding atmosphere by evaporating water from its leaves.
  • One of the tallest tree is General Sherman which is a giant red wood of California.  It is about 275 feet or 84 meters tall with a girth of 8 meters.
  • Trees absorb carbon di oxide and release oxygen which is required by us for living.
  • Dendrochronology is the science of calculating a tree’s age by its rings.
  • Do you know that trees grow from top and not from bottom as normally believed.  A branch's location on a tree will only move up the trunk a few inches in 1000 years.
  • The presence of trees in urban neighborhoods has been linked to less crime.
  • One acre of trees can remove 2.6 tons of carbon di oxide each year
  • The leaves of trees help us to trap and remove tiny particles of dust which otherwise would damage human lungs.

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