Unusual Trees from Around the Planet: See the VideoKeith
Unusual Trees That will Astound You
From rare trees that only one exist in the whole world to trees so weird you won’t believe like dragons blood and rainbow eucalyptus.
Why Trees are so Important
Trees are vital to the planet. They are the biggest plants on the planet, they give us oxygen, store carbon, stabalise the soil and give life to the world’s living organisms. They also provide us with materials for tools and shelter.
Not only are trees essential for life, but as the longest living species on Earth, they give us a link between the past, present and future.
It’s important that woodlands, rain forests and trees in urban settings, such as parks, are preserved and sustainably managed across the world. Play your part and plant some.
Trees benefit health
The canopies of trees act as a physical filter, trapping dust, absorbing pollutants from the air – removing up to 1.7 kilos per tree annually. They also provide shade from solar radiation, reduce noise, bind the soil and provide homes for countless species.
Over 20 species of British trees and shrubs are known to have medicinal properties. The oil from birch bark, for example, has antiseptic properties.
Research shows that within minutes of being surrounded by trees and green space, your blood pressure will drop, your heart rate will slow and your stress levels will come down. Isnt that what we all need?
Any comments as to the unusual trees in this video?, have you seen any? do you know of any exceptional ones?
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