Fun Facts

With more than twenty years of professional tree service experience, trees are our passion. This page is dedicated to fun, educational facts about trees!

How old is your tree?
You don't have to cut down a tree to figure out how old it is. The most popular way is to use a boring bar Ė a tool that takes a core sample from the tree. It looks like a long thin plug when it is removed from the tree. By counting the rings on the core, you can tell the age of the tree.

Another way to tell the age of a tree is by walking around the area and looking for a tree that has fallen. If it is the same species and about the same width, you can count the rings. This also helps you to estimate the age of the tree.

Oh, Christmas Tree!
There are about 1 million acres in production for growing Christmas trees. Each acre provides the daily oxygen requirements of 18 people.

The top Christmas tree producing states are Oregon, Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, California, and North Carolina. 

Food For Thought
About 1.5 million tons of ground cocoa beans from the tropical tree are used each year to make chocolate and cocoa products. Thatís greater than the weight of more than 300,000 elephants!

Thirty to 40 gallons of sugar maple sap must be boiled down to make just one gallon of maple syrup.

You Don't Say!
An acre of trees can remove about 13 tons of dust and gases every year from the surrounding environment.

The tallest redwood ever measured was 367 feet tall. Thatís 62 feet taller than the Statue of Liberty!

A well-positioned shade tree can keep a house 20 percent cooler in the summer.

Arbor Day is a special day when people learn about, plant, and care for trees. The first Arbor Day celebration took place in Nebraska on April 10, 1872. Today, all 50 states and many Canadian provinces celebrate Arbor Day. Other countries around the world also hold special tree celebrations.

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