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