Tree fun facts

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I bet there is a lot about trees, wood, and woods which you did not know. Here are a few definitions and explanations that I think you’ll find interesting… outlined of course.


An area with a high density of trees. Forests cover about 9.4% of the Earth’s surface, which works out to 30 percent of the Earth’s land surface. This may sound like a lot, but it wasn’t long ago that forests covered 50 percent of the planet’s surface.


Hardwoods have more elaborate structures than softwoods. The most crucial feature that separates hardwoods from softwoods is the presence of pores or vessels. Vessels come in many different shapes, sizes, and performance plates.


Pulpwood refers to timber that is grown specifically for producing wood pulp for paper production.


A sapling is a small tree, usually between two and four inches in diameter and at breast height.


A seedling is a young plant developing out of a plant embryo from a seed. Its development begins with germination of the seed. They consist of three components – the root, the shoot, and the leaves.


Shrubs can be distinguished from trees thanks to their short height and multiple stems. Plants such as lavender, periwinkle, and thyme are even smaller than usual and often called subshrubs. When shrubs are cultivated in 1 area, it is called shrubbery.


Softwood is the name given to describe the wood that comes from conifers, or to describe real trees, most of which are evergreens, as well as bald cypresses and larches.


Timber (or timber ) refers to wood in any stages between felling right through to readiness for use as wood pulp for paper, or structural material for building. It’s essential that wood is cut and stored properly otherwise it can become defective. Examples of timber defects include: fungi, insects, natural forces, seasoning, and conversion.


Ever visited a palace and noticed how amazing their grounds were? It was as if the trees and shrubs grew in these unnatural shapes right? They kind of did. Sometimes these shapes are geometric and sometimes they are fanciful.

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