Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Tree Hugger

I'm a silly tree loving girl.
I've loved trees since I was little.
I talked to them.
I hugged them.
I climbed them.
I would sit in the apricot tree out back and eat apricots alllll day long.

I still love trees. They are spectacular and beautiful.

Trees don't die of old age. They are killed by insects, disease of by people
Giant Sequoias are regarded as the oldest trees and have been known to live 4,000 to 5,000 years.
The tallest tree in the country is a Coast Redwood growing in 
northern California's Redwood National Park.
It is 369 feet tall and over 2000 years old.
Knocking on wood for good luck came from primitive tree worshipers, they believed that knocking on trees would summon protective spirits that lived in trees.
 Some trees can communicate with each other. When willows are attacked by caterpillars or other insects they emit a chemical that alerts other willows nearby. The neighboring trees will pump more tannin into their leaves making their leaves difficult for the insects to digest.
 
One tree can absorb as much carbon in a year as a car produces while driving 26,000 miles.
Over the course its life, a single tree can absorb one ton of carbon dioxide.
Amazing huh?
I plan on living in a tree someday. 
Mark my words.
It will happen.
The average tree in an urban/city area has a life expectancy of only 8 years.
There are about 20,000 tree species in the world. 
The United States has one of the largest tree treasuries second only to India.
I'll stop boring you with tree facts now.
I just love this planet and all it's beautiful trees.
Pssst.. Happy Earth Day! 

11 comments:

  1. Pshhh... not boring at all. I love this post!

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  2. They are some amazing photos. I agree trees are amazing... I loved to hike among the forests back home. needless to say none of our trees were that big.

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  3. Beau-ti-ful! One day I wish to hug that same humongous tree you are loving there!

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  4. boring us??? i LOVE trees too, i'm obsessed with them.. i can't pass one without it 'talking' to me too.. nature RULES. happy earth day!

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  5. Trees are amazing! I wrote about the Baobab tree in my paper on the Kalahari Desert. Their bark is fireproof, their fruit is packed full of vitamin c and they can hold hundreds of liters of water. They are super cool.

    Happy Earth Day to you too!!!

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  7. I love this post so MUCH!!! You are so tiny compared to that tree! I LOVE trees too! I need them! I'd NEVER buy a home in a neighborhood without trees! The more trees the better!

    ps you have the cute lil hair cut ;)

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  8. i love the pictures! i cant wait to visit the redwoods! and i want a tree house! thank you for posting them!

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  9. Wow I LOVE the massize tree photos! You're in a real-life Avatar! In the UK we only have pint-sized trees...boo!

    Sarah
    wrappedupwithstring.blogspot.com

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  10. You love trees and they look so good on you

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  11. Trees are seriously underrated.

    I think you love them as much as I do. :)

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