Top 15 facts about trees
So here is a list of some interesting facts about trees that you probably didn’t know about.
- Trees first appeared on earth 400 million years ago.
- The average family uses 6 trees a year in paper, wood and other products made from trees.
- Two trees can produce enough oxygen in a year for twenty people.
- The UK is one of the least wooded places in Europe. Only 12% of the UK is woodland, compared to an average of 44% in other parts of Europe.
- Research shows that 40% of 7 to 11-year-olds have never visited a wood.
- In a year, an average tree can remove 1 ton of carbon dioxide from the air.
- A family of four can get all the oxygen they need for a whole year from just one average mature tree.
- Trees help cool the earth down by cooling the ground and air around them.
- 80% of the world’s forests are already gone.
- Before trees were common, Earth was covered by giant mushrooms.
- One tree can change enough carbon dioxide into oxygen to fill two homes in a year.
- The British Isles has lost over 5 million trees in 10 years.
- To grow enough trees to provide the amount of paper that Britain uses each year, you would need a forest the size of Wales.
- The UK has around 50 species of native trees and shrubs, including three conifers, in the British Isles.
- In the last 100 years, 46 species that live in broadleaved woodland have become extinct in the UK.