Top 15 facts about trees

So here is a list of some interesting facts about trees that you probably didn’t know about.

  1. Trees first appeared on earth 400 million years ago.
  2. The average family uses 6 trees a year in paper, wood and other products made from trees.
  3. Two trees can produce enough oxygen in a year for twenty people.
  4. The UK is one of the least wooded places in Europe. Only 12% of the UK is woodland, compared to an average of 44% in other parts of Europe.
  5. Research shows that 40% of 7 to 11-year-olds have never visited a wood.
  6. In a year, an average tree can remove 1 ton of carbon dioxide from the air.
  7. A family of four can get all the oxygen they need for a whole year from just one average mature tree.
  8. Trees help cool the earth down by cooling the ground and air around them.
  9. 80% of the world’s forests are already gone.
  10. Before trees were common, Earth was covered by giant mushrooms.
  11. One tree can change enough carbon dioxide into oxygen to fill two homes in a year.
  12. The British Isles has lost over 5 million trees in 10 years.
  13. To grow enough trees to provide the amount of paper that Britain uses each year, you would need a forest the size of Wales.
  14. The UK has around 50 species of native trees and shrubs, including three conifers, in the British Isles.
  15. In the last 100 years, 46 species that live in broadleaved woodland have become extinct in the UK.