Trees and wood are amazing! Here are some fun facts you might not have known!
The oldest known tree in the U.S. is a Western Juniper in California
that's 4000 years old!
* The largest tree in the U.S. is a Giant sequoia in Sequoia National
Park, California. This tree has a girth of 998 inches and is 275 feet
* In the U.S., there are about 747,000,000 acres of forested land
-- that's about a third of the U.S.!
* A wooden pencil can write about 45,000 words, or draw a line about
35 miles long!
* The average person in the U.S. uses about 1600 pounds of wood every
* A healthy, mature tree has about 200,000 leaves!
* A cord of wood (a stack of logs 4 feet x 4 feet x 8 feet) could
yield: 2700 daily newspapers; 4,300,000 postage stamps; or 7,500,000
Well, that about covers our "Trees are Great" section. Next we're going to take a look at some critters that love wood so much they could just eat it up !