Here is a little bit of tree tiva that I have come across through out the years. Enjoy!
Pine trees grow on six of seven continents, with Antarctica being the only one left out.
The Redwood has the thickest bark of any tree species, growing up to 24” thick.
The Sugar Pine produces the longest cones. 12” – 24” long and 4” – 5” in diameter
Peaches, Pears, apricots, quinces, strawberries, and apples are members of the rose family!
The first type of aspirin, pain killer and fever reducer came from the tree bark of a willow tree!
The USA National tree is the Oak
The heaviest American wood is Lignum Vitae Holywood. Specific gravity is 1.31. Native of Florida
Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba) is one of the oldest living tree species, it dates back to about 250 million years ago!
The lightest American wood is Corkwood Florida. Specific gravity is .21. Native of Florida
Oak trees are struck by lightning more than any other tree!
The Bigleaf Magnolia has the largest undivided leaves, 12 – 32” long and 7 – 12” wide.
When it is fully mature, a birch tree can produce one million seeds in a year.
The Coulter pine produces the heaviest cones, weighing up to 10 lbs.
The seeds from a cottonwood tree have tiny white hairs on them that can keep the seeds in flight for several days.
Six ginkgo trees survived the nuclear bomb in Hiroshima in 1945 and live on to this day (2016). Closes one was less than a mile from ground zero
An average tree is made up of 99% dead cells, only around 1% of it is alive at any time, consisting of the leaves, root tips, and phloem (a thin layer of under bark that acts as a food delivery system).