We have been hearing since our childhood that trees are our closest and most beneficial friends. This is absolutely true. They absorb CO2(Carbon Dioxide) and produce breathable air and make the Earth green and beautiful.
Here you will find the 10 most amazing facts about the trees:
1.Trees are able to communicate and defend themselves against attacking insects
Scientists have found that trees can flood their leaves with chemicals called phenolics when the insects begin to come. They can also signal danger to other trees so they can start their own defense.
2. Methuselah is the oldest tree On the Planet
Methuselah is a 4,852-year-old Great Basin bristlecone pine tree growing high in the White Mountains of Inyo County in eastern California.
3. There are more than 60,000 known tree species on our Planet
According to the global census of tree species in April 2017, the results of a “huge scientific effort” were published in the Journal of Sustainable Forestry that, there are 60,065 known tree species on the Earth.
4. If Compared to the age of the Earth, The tree is much Younger
Trees didn’t exist for the first 90 percent of Earth’s history. Earth is 4.5 billion years old, and plants may have colonized land as recently as 470 million years ago.
5. Wattieza is known as the earliest tree on the planet
Wattieza was a leafless tree, fern-like plant. It was identified from 385 million-year-old fossils found in New York. Part of a prehistoric plant family thought to be ancestors of ferns, it stood 26 feet (8 meters) tall and formed the first known forests.
6. Trees can talk and share nutrients
Trees have symbiotic relationships with fungi that live on their roots. The fungi help trees absorb more water and nutrients from the soil, and trees repay the favor by sharing sugars and other essential nutritions from photosynthesis.
7. “The Great Banyan” is the oldest and biggest banyan tree in the world.
The great banyan tree draws more visitors to the garden than its collection of exotic plants from five continents. It is located in Shibpur, Howrah, near Kolkata, India.The tree is 330-metre-long (1,080 ft) and 24 m (79 ft) height.
8. Coastal Redwoods are the tallest tree species in the World
This species reaching up to 379 feet (115.5 m) in height and up to 29.2 feet (8.9 m) in diameter at breast height.
9. A large tree can consume 100 gallons of water
By consuming water trees discharge it into the air as oxygen and water vapour.