Brains Need Oxygen Too!

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Brainfiller is beginning a tree planting initiative.  We have joined forces with the wonderful people at National Tree Foundation to plant a tree for each person who signs up for our courses.  Why?  Because brains need oxygen, too!  Did you know that the brain uses about 20% of the body’s oxygen supply?  Because we love fun facts, here is our top 10 list of facts about trees:

  1. The rings in a tree reveal its age. They also show signs of environmental changes, like a severe drought or a volcanic eruption.
  2. A tree can help cool your home or office by 20 degrees.
  3. One acre of trees produces enough oxygen for 18 people to breathe for a year.
  4. The biggest tree is a giant sequoia in California’s Redwood Forest, which is about 30 stories tall and 82’ in circumference.
  5. California holds the record for the oldest living trees. Some of their trees are thought to be about 5,000 years old.
  6. Trees slowly filter rainfall which helps improve our water quality.
  7. The Amazon Rain forest produces more than 20% of the world’s oxygen.
  8. Chlorophyll gives leaves their green color. In Autumn, the chlorophyll breaks down which causes them to change color.
  9. One tree can absorb as much carbon in a year as a car produces while driving 26,000 miles.
  10. Water from our national forests provides drinking water for over 3400 communities, and approximately 60 million people.

Have a wonderful day!