There are 3 trillion trees on Earth, which is more trees than there are stars in the Milky Way galaxy and cells in the human brain.
2 years ago, Pakistan started a Billion Tree Tsunami project, to plant 1 billion trees all over the country within 5 years. Today, they witnessed 70% increase in honey production.
The Icelandic forestry service is encouraging people to hug trees while social distancing measures prevent them from hugging other people.
Copenhagen is planting communal fruit trees around the city so that everyone will be able to enjoy fresh fruit, even if they don’t have a garden.
Banyan tree roots in Hong Kong.
There is a banyan tree that has been officially under arrest (and chained) for over 100 years. In 1898 an intoxicated British officer ordered the mess sergeant to arrest the tree as he thought that it was moving towards him. Since then, the tree has remained in chains.
Hitting a fruit tree can make it feel threatened, spurring it to produce more or larger fruit to distribute seeds before dying.
Trees talk to each other, except cedar trees, they’re antisocial.
Branches from a 3000 year old, still living, Greek olive tree were used to weave victors’ wreaths for the winners of the 2004 Athens Olympics and the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Trees in forests have an underground communication and interaction system driven by fungal networks. “Mother trees” pass on information for best growth patterns and can divert nutrients to trees in need, and they are more likely to pass them on to trees of their own species.