Did You Know:
Every state has an official State Tree. Virginia adopted the flowering dogwood Cornaceae Cornus florida as the State Tree on February 24, 1956. The dogwood is well distributed throughout the...
Most tree roots are in the top 12 inches of soil.
Most trees do not have a tap root.
Trees are some of the oldest living organisms on earth: some bristle-cone pines are thought to be more than 5000 years old.
A birdhouse hung on a young tree branch, does not move up the tree as the tree grows.
A mature tree removes almost 70 times more pollution than a newly planted tree.
Well-maintained trees and shrubs can increase property value by up to 14%.
Trees are the largest living organisms on earth: some coastal redwoods are more than 360 feet tall.
In one day, one large tree can lift up to 100 gallons of water out of the ground and discharge it into the air.
One large tree can provide a supply of oxygen for two people.
Trees properly placed around buildings can reduce air conditioning needs by 30 percent and save 20-50 percent in heating energy.
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