Trees are Cool

Did you know that one tree can produce up to 260 pounds of oxygen per year? This means that two trees annually can supply enough oxygen to support a family of four! That is CRAZY! I have always had a slight fascination with trees. Ever since the day that I learned that without them I would not be able to survive. That and I have been a pro tree climber 😉

Over the past few years I have learned more and more fun facts about trees that surround the world. One of my personal favorite types of trees would have to be palm trees, because of the unique look they have to them. Palm trees do not show rings in the trunk, like other trees would to show the age. Also, they are very flexible, so that the bend in the harsh weather rather than snap off and break. Palm trees are considered the “Trees of Life” and I think that is a very well fit description for them.

Trees are very sensitive, just like the human kind. They feel everything surrounding them, and every disturbance and disruption of an ecosystem effects the trees. The saying “Trees talk to each other” is not a lie! I bet you didn’t know that there are certain types of trees that can warn each other when they’re under siege by insects. Scientists have found that trees when being taken over with bugs produce several toxins, throughout the leaves and branches. This does not only make a less healthier meal for the insects, but manages to spread the word to surrounding trees about the intruding species.

I think that the trees are one of the most unique species out in our big world. 


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