Originally posted on Ground to Ground:
A tree is so much more than a handy outdoor loo for your dog, or something for mischievous kids to climb and fall out of.
Trees are remarkable.
For as long as mankind has walked the planet trees have provided shelter, fuel, medicine, tools and building supplies. Trees are the earth’s life support system, purifying our atmosphere and water, but despite their vast importance to our daily lives the majority of us take the existence of trees for granted without ever really knowing just how amazing trees are.
Take a look at these top ten facts about trees, and you’ll see what we mean…
Cedar trees are something to write home about.
The wood obtained from a single cedar tree of average size can be used to make more than 170,000 pencils.
Willow trees warn each other when under attack.
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