Tree Facts - Your Online Source for Information on Trees

The following are some interesting tree facts:

Trees are the oldest form of life on earth.

The oldest tree is Methuselah, a bristlecone pine almost 4,900 years old, living high in the mountains on the Nevada/California border.

We literally cannot live without trees - they take carbon dioxide from the air and replace it with oxygen.

Trees stop soil erosion by their long root systems.

Trees that grow in cities have a very short life; on average living approximately 8 years.

Trees lower the air temperature.

Wildlife need trees for food and shelter.

One of the most fascinating tree facts is there’s a tree in Australia whose root system takes up an acre of ground. It is 236 feet high.

The annual oxygen produced by one tree is 260 pounds.

Trees can increase the value of a house by 10%.

The tallest tree in the world is a redwood in California which is 360 feet tall.

4,000 lbs of wood are produced annually by one acre of trees.

Trees make water cleaner by filtering rain.

Tree rings indicate the age of a tree.

The name of the science that studies tree rings is dendrochronology.

Trees facts reveal that trees have psychological benefits. Both blood pressure and muscle tension drop when people are shown or placed in a tree environment.

If you want to save on air conditioning costs, plant trees. They can cool a building by up to 20%.

Trees absorb carbon dioxide produced by motor vehicles.

Trees protect people and property from rain, hail, snow and ice.

Trees provide jobs in many different industries.

One of the most impressive tree facts is that there are 5.2 million trees in New York City alone.

A healthy birch tree can make up to as many as one million seeds every year.

Trees evaporate water in their leaves which causes air cooling.

The value of a full-grown, healthy tree can fall between $1,000 and $10,000.

34 - 36 million Christmas trees are produced in the U.S. each year.

Trees provide us with goods, such as fruit, nut and paper products.