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WTF Fun Facts 12706 – Oxygen From The Ocean

If you think trees are cool for giving us oxygen, wait until you hear about phytoplankton. Click to read the full fact. The post WTF Fun Facts 12706 – Oxygen From The Ocean appeared first on WTF Fun Facts. Source

Environmental activist Julia “Butterfly” Hill….

Environmental activist Julia “Butterfly” Hill lived in a 1500 year old California redwood tree (known as Luna) 180 feet (55 mm) off the ground for 738 days in order to prevent it from being chopped down by Pacific Lumber Company. She successfully saved the tree. The post Environmental activist Julia “Butterfly” Hill…. appeared first on… Read More »

In the 1980s Japan introduced…

In the 1980s Japan introduced forest bathing (being around trees) as part of its national health program. Known as shinrin-yoku, Japan has official forests based upon their unique physiological and psychological effects. The essential oils of trees (phytoncides) reduce stress and boost immunity. The post In the 1980s Japan introduced… appeared first on Crazy Facts.… Read More »

Cacao trees may actually live…

Cacao trees may actually live up to 200 years. Interestingly, they produce beans for just 25 years of their lifespan. It takes about a year for a cocoa tree to produce enough pods to make just about 10 small-sized chocolate bars. The post Cacao trees may actually live… appeared first on Crazy Facts. Source

Gold can grow on trees. This actually…

Gold can grow on trees. This actually happens. When a tree has deep root growth, it can “strike gold” and absorb it through a biochemical process and in turn deposit the mineral into the tree’s bark and leaves. The post Gold can grow on trees. This actually… appeared first on Crazy Facts. Source

The worlds rarest tree, Kaikōmako…

The worlds rarest tree, Kaikōmako native to New Zealand, has been rescued from extinction after 40 years of trying to get the very last female tree in the world to fruit again. The post The worlds rarest tree, Kaikōmako… appeared first on Crazy Facts. Source