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Trees: Did you know?

Trees are wonderful organisms that provide us with clean air, paper, beautiful views, and all around a good life. However, there are still a lot of things that most people don't know about trees. We gathered 10 fun facts about trees to share with you!



  1. Trees cannot die from old age. Unlike what most people think, trees don't just die out because they grow old, they actually are the longest living organisms on Earth!

  2. Trees are able to build a defense against insects who attack them. Trees were found to have the capability of flooding their leaves with chemicals that strays insects away.

  3. Pine cones are gendered! Pine cones that shed pollen are male, and the ones that produce seeds are female.

  4. If you ever get lost in the woods, a tree can actually help you find your way. If you are in the north, the moss will always grow facing the north as there is more shade on that side of the tree. Trees' rings in the north also grow thicker towards the south as it receives more sun. If you're in the southern hemisphere than it would be the opposite!

  5. Antartica is the only continent in which pine cones cannot grow.

  6. There are over 60,000 known species of trees.

  7. Although trees are extremely old and have been around for a long time, they have only been around for 10% of the history of earth. Instead, before trees existed on earth, there were extremely tall fungi that grew up to 26 feet tall. Can you imagine seeing a mushroom as tall as a building?

  8. A single tree is able to increase bird biodiversity for up to 80% when there had been almost no species living in that area previously

  9. One large oak tree is able to drop about 10,000 acorns in only one year. That's a lot of acorns in the whole world!

  10. Trees can be burning even without any smoke present or with it looking like it is being burnt. In reality, the root system underneath a tree can be burning underground.


If you ever are suspecting that your tree is now dead whether from an underground burning or another reason, we are here to help you take care of it. Dead trees can become a major safety hazard for you and your loved ones. Rely on JP Tree Works for all of your tree service needs. Call us today at 973-897-1161.

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