You Won’t BeLeaf These 15 Facts About Trees!

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Facts About Trees

Life on earth is only possible because of the trees on earth, they clean the atmosphere, they bring good vibes, all these things you must have already heard. While all of these things are right we have some more facts about trees that you would enjoy reading. So grab your coffee and start scrolling through some green and unbeleafable facts about trees. 

Facts About Trees

Do you know the oldest tree was in California and it is estimated to be there for almost 5000-6000 years old. However, it died. There is more to the facts about trees that you should know. 

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Tree Rings Tell a Story

Dendrochronology is a term used for tree rings to reveal a tree’s age and past environmental conditions. The wider the rings indicate periods of good growth, while thinner rings mean droughts or other challenges.

Climate Change Impact

Studies like Somaru Ram’s who is from the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, show how rising temperatures and evapotranspiration meaning water loss can affect tree growth, highlighting climate change’s impact.

Rainforest Pharmacy

Over 60% of anti-cancer drugs come from natural sources, many from rainforest plants. This is why it is very important to safeguard these rainforests and is crucial for medical discoveries.

Water Redistribution Champs

We all know this concept that we have learned in probably our 9th standard. Trees absorb and release water which reduces erosion and flooding. Well! They act like natural air conditioners, releasing water vapor for a cooling effect. In this scorching heat in India, it is only trees that could save us.  

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Energy Savers 

A single tree can be as effective as two air conditioners! Yes! We said it and you heard it! Trees help regulate local temperatures, reducing building energy needs for heating and cooling. So why buy an air conditioner when you can actually put the environment to use? 

Moon Travelers: “Moon trees” were grown from seeds that went on a lunar adventure with the Apollo 14 mission! Scientists studied their growth upon return to Earth.

Trees Talk!

Never underestimate these giants! Trees can communicate with each other using chemicals to warn about insect attacks and coordinate defenses. And you thought only animals and humans could talk!

Trees Breathe for Us

A mature tree provides enough oxygen each year for one person. Recall the moment when you were taught the process of photosynthesis where trees take in carbon dioxide and release oxygen. 

Natural Noise Cancelers

Trees act like sound barriers, absorbing and deflecting sound waves with their leaves, branches, and twigs. This creates a quieter environment. It is obvious and you might already know this fact about trees as the branches of trees are used to make doors that block the voices from both sides of the door. 

Stress Busters 

Did you think only cleaning or playing any sport would help you burst your stress? Spending time around trees is good for your mental health! Studies show denser forests lead to lower stress levels. So next time you need a mood boost, take a walk in the woods! We cannot guarantee no snake so a little bit of anxiety might end up getting into your head. 

Climate Change Warriors

Trees are champions against climate change. This is not something that only our parents and teachers have taught. This teaching holds a meaning and it is true. They absorb carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas, and release oxygen, helping to regulate our atmosphere.

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Finding Your Way with Trees is Easy 

Ever found yourself lost in the middle of the forest? Look for the moss! In the Northern Hemisphere, moss tends to grow on the cooler, north side of tree trunks. Tree rings can also be a clue – they grow thicker on the side receiving more sunlight. So, in the Northern Hemisphere, that’s the south side! And vice-versa in the Southern Hemisphere.

Homes for Our Feathered Individuals

A single tree can create a safe space for up to 80 bird species! As more trees grow together, biodiversity increases, attracting a wider variety of wildlife. This can also create a safe haven for animals as well.

The World’s Unequal Forest Distribution

Just five countries have over half the world’s forests. Russia is the supreme country in terms of forest cover with over 800 million hectares, while Brazil, the US, Canada, China, Australia, and DR Congo all boast over 100 million hectares each.

Losing Our Ancient Forests

By now you must have already understood the fact that trees are an integral part of the ecosystem. Since 1990, primary forests, crucial for biodiversity, have shrunk by over 80 million hectares.

Agriculture and Forest Loss

India is an agro-based nation and we all can agree that more trees or agriculture is what we need to survive and increase the economy. The biggest driver of deforestation is agriculture, with commercial farming and subsistence farming accounting for most forest loss.

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These are all the facts about trees. Hope you had a good time learning about these interesting facts. If you want to know more about topics like this, then visit our general knowledge page! Alternatively, you can also read our blog on general knowledge for competitive exams

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