Tree Facts

Check out these terrific tree facts from our friends at the Royal Forestry Society.

The world's tallest tree is a Coast Redwood. It can be found in California and is 110 meters tall (wow)!

The world's oldest trees can be found in America. They are called Bristlecone pines.  Some of them are up to 4600 years old!

Britain's oldest tree is probably the Fortingall Yew in Scotland. It is believed to be over 3000 years old.

Have you ever seen the rings of a tree before? They are very important because they can give scientists information about environmental events, like volcano eruptions!

Dendrochronology is the science of dating trees from their rings. Next time you see a tree trunk, have a go at counting all of its rings. The number you get will be how old the tree is!

Oak trees are very common in the United Kingdom.  Every year they grow and then shed around 250,000 leaves. Not only this, but in a good year they can produce around 50,000 acorns.

Tree fruits are trees with berries on them. Lots of berries are red as this is the favourite food colour of birds.



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