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5 Interesting Facts About Trees You Should Know

At North Brisbane Trees, we love trees and pride ourselves on our expert tree knowledge obtained from 25 years in the business.

There’s so much to learn about trees and how important they are to sustaining life on Earth and we’ve got 5 cool things you should know about trees to help you appreciate them even more.

The largest tree in the world is a giant sequoia tree (Sequoiadendron giganteum) which is located in California’s Sequoia National Park. It’s been named General Sherman and is considered the largest tree by volume (1,486.6 cubic metres).

sequoia tree

 

Baobab trees are some of the oldest living trees found on Earth. They can withstand droughts and fires and there’s even one that’s estimated to be over 6000 years old!

baobab tree

 

Eucalyptus trees are native to Australia and produce natural disinfectants which can be toxic in large amounts. Koalas, not surprisingly, have very high tolerance levels which is why it’s also a large part of their diet.

eucalyptus trees

 

Bamboo is the fastest growing plant on Earth and in 30 years can produce 15 times more material than pine trees.

bamboo trees

 

You can tell the age of a tree by counting its growth rings.These are visible when you cut a tree down and the stump is exposed. You may be pleasantly surprised!

tree growth rings

 

 

Keep a look out for more tree trivia as we share our knowledge. North Brisbane Trees will be happy to provide some fun facts when we visit your property!


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