Interesting facts about trees

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Check out these interesting facts about trees! Learn about the tallest tree, the oldest tree, and even the smell of freshly cut grass, which comes from a chemical that trees release to protect themselves

  1. The tallest tree in the world is a coast redwood named Hyperion, standing at 115.61 meters (379.7 feet) tall.
  2. The oldest living tree in the world is a Great Basin bristlecone pine named Methuselah, estimated to be over 4,800 years old.
  3. The largest tree in the world, by volume, is a giant sequoia named General Sherman, with a trunk diameter of 7 meters (23 feet) and a height of 83 meters (272 feet).
  4. The fastest-growing tree in the world is the empress tree (Paulownia tomentosa), which can grow up to 5 meters (16 feet) in a single year.
  5. The narrowest tree in the world is the Montezuma cypress tree, with a diameter of only 31 centimeters (12.2 inches) at its base.
  6. The largest flower in the world is the rafflesia, which grows on vines in the rainforests of Indonesia and can measure up to 100 centimeters (39 inches) in diameter.
  7. The tallest tree ever recorded was a coast redwood tree that stood at 130.8 meters (429 feet) tall before being cut down.
  8. The oldest known fossil of a tree is from a clubmoss that lived over 350 million years ago.
  9. The fastest-growing part of a tree is the first 25 years of its life.
  10. The bark of some species of trees, such as the cork oak, can be harvested without harming the tree and is used to make cork products.
  11. The tallest tree in Europe is a Douglas fir in Slovenia, measuring at 63.79 meters (209.3 feet) tall.
  12. The diameter of the largest baobab tree in South Africa is 47 meters (154 feet) and it can hold up to 120,000 liters (31,700 gallons) of water in its trunk.
  13. The tallest palm tree in the world is the Wax palm, which can grow up to 60 meters (197 feet) tall.
  14. The tallest flowering plant in the world is the eucalyptus regnans, or mountain ash, which can reach heights of 100 meters (328 feet).
  15. The largest treehouse in the world was built in Crossville, Tennessee, and is over 30 meters (100 feet) tall.
  16. The oldest living oak tree in the world is the Angel Oak, estimated to be over 400 years old and located in South Carolina, USA.
  17. The tallest tree in the Southern Hemisphere is a mountain ash in Tasmania, Australia, measuring at 99.8 meters (327.5 feet) tall.
  18. The wood of the balsa tree is one of the lightest and softest woods in the world, and is used to make model airplanes and other lightweight objects.
  19. The national tree of Canada is the maple tree, and the national tree of the United States is the oak tree.
  20. The tallest Christmas tree ever recorded was a Douglas fir that stood at 221 feet (67.36 meters) tall and was displayed in Seattle, Washington in 1950.
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