Hello! I turn 22 tomorrow so I thought that clearly the best way to celebrate would be to find out some interesting facts about trees and write them down for you! Is there anything more entertaining!
- The biggest tree in the world is called General Sherman. Being 83.8 metres tall and having a girth of 79 ft.
- The biggest trees in the world (including sherman) are giant redwood trees or by the scientific name Sequoiadendron giganteum.
- The oldest trees to be found are Great Basin bristlecone pine or Pinus longaeva which have been dated to be up to 5000 years old.
- The Taiga forest consists of almost one-third of all the trees in the world.
- Although no traditional trees grow underwater there are kelp forests which can grow up to 18 inches a day.
- Mangrove trees are specially adapted to be able to survive in waterlogged soil and brackish water.
P.S sorry about the lack of posts from last week – was very poorly but I’m back now!
The first two come from monumental trees. Great site for the biggest trees around. The third I spent a while searching around for because I wasn’t sure of my sources but here is the link for the livescience page. The fourth comes from the Taiga biological station. More information on kelp forests. More information on mangroves.