Category Tree Facts

8 Unknown Facts about Palm Trees

As many as 100 palm species are endangered due to deforestation & unsustainable cultivation practices, below are 8 unknown facts about these tropical beauties:

1. There are about 2,600 palm trees species are currently known in the World.
The Arecaceae family of plants includes wonderfully diverse species found throughout the world, from the as dry as desert to the rainforest.

2. Palm trees have 2 different types of leaves: palmate and pinnate.
Palmate leaves, like hands, grow in a bunch at the end of a stem. Pinnate leaves are like feathers, growing all along either side of a stem. 

3. Not all palm are “trees,” and not all plants called “palms” are truly palms.
These evergreen plants can grow in the form of shrubs, trees or long, woody vines called lianas...

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A Forest Year

 

 

 

 

 

Lets’ watch How A Forest Changes Over A Year, It’s Amazing!

Filmmaker: Samuel Orr
He took 40,000 still images from his front window over 15 months & combined them into a short & beautiful nature film to show how a forest changes throughout the four seasons.

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Spoon, Fork and Knief made from plants, Possible?

Qiyan Deng (A Chinese Product Designer Graduated from Switzerland) has created a series of disposable tableware made from plant based materials such as corn starch or vegetable fats and oils.

 

 

The name of this collection is ‘Graft‘,

Deng Quotes this statement on her website.
“Texture and form in nature autonomously exist with a function that can be utilized for another purpose. A celery stem for example, serves as handle for the fork; a petal of artichoke then becomes the bowl of spoon. By waking both visual and haptic sensation it brings along a question: Will you throw them away easily?”

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The Fate of The Oldest Trees on Earth?

Bristlecone pines are the longest-living tree…

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Photo Credits : Wikipedia

The Great Bristlecone pines (Pinus longaeva) are remarkable for their great age and the ability to survive in adverse growing conditions. In fact, it seems one secret to their longevity is the harsh environment. But as the rise of global warming effects, this strategy may no longer protect them when the mountains getting warmer, allowing other trees to reach higher. What will be the fate of the bristlecone pine? The short film is produced by KPCC’s Audio Vision

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Glow-In-The-Dark Plant

Have you ever wonder, is there really a real glow-in-the-dark plant, like what you see in the forest of Pandora from Movie ‘Avatar’? The answer is…YES!!

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photo from the Bioglow corporation

‘Starlight Avatar,’ the world 1st auto luminescent plant, is about to hit the market from biotechnology company named Bioglow. This indoor plant is a nicotiana plant that emits a dim, blue-green light comparable in strength to starlight –  an ambient glow that is best seen in a darkened room.  It has ONLY 2-3 months lifespan.

This auto luminescent plant is produced by Bioglow Tech, founded by molecular biologist Dr. Alex Krichevsky.  He has worked for > 6 years to develop light-producing plants. Bioglow claims without any chemicals and UV light, the plants can emit light on their own…

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13 Interesting Flower Facts

  • There are > 250,000 species of flowering plants in the world
  • Titan Arum are the world’s largest flower with almost 10 feet in height. But due to its horrible smell of rotten flesh, it is also known as corpse flower.titanflower
  • Foxglove is a kind of pink tubular flower which derived its name from old English belief that foxes slipped into these flowers to sneak up on their preyfoxgloveplant 
  • Ancient civilizations burned Astor leaves to ward off evil spirits.
  • The Agave, also known as the century plant spends many years without growing any flowers, after which it grows one single bloom and dies. agaveplant
  • Dandelions look like weeds, but the flowers and leaves are a good source of vitamins A and C, iron, calcium and potassium.dandelionsplant
  • Moon flowers bloom only at night closing during the day.moonflower
  • Gas plants produce a clear gas on humi...
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Urban Trees Remove Fine Particulate Air Pollution, Save Lives

June 19, 2013 — In the first effort to estimate the overall impact of a city’s urban forest on concentrations of fine particulate pollution (particulate matter less than 2.5 microns, or PM2.5), a U.S. Forest Service and Davey Institute study found that urban trees and forests are saving an average of one life every year per city. In New York City, trees save an average of eight lives every year.

Fine particulate air pollution has serious health effects, including premature mortality, pulmonary inflammation, accelerated atherosclerosis, and altered cardiac functions. In a study recently published on-line by the journal Environmental Pollution, researchers David Nowak and Robert Hoehn of the U.S...

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Tree Facts

General Facts of Tree

  • Trees keep our air supply fresh by absorbing carbon dioxide and producing oxygen.
  • In one year, an acre of trees can absorb as much carbon as is produced by a car driven up to 8700 miles.
  • Trees provide shade and shelter, reducing yearly heating and cooling costs by 2.1 billion dollars.
  • Trees lower air temperature by evaporating water in their leaves.
  • The average tree in metropolitan area survives only about 8 years!
  • A tree does not reach its most productive stage of carbon storage for about 10 years.
  • Trees cut down noise pollution by acting as sound barriers.
  • Tree roots stabilize the soil and prevent erosion.
  • Trees improve water quality by slowing and filtering rain water as well as protecting aquifers and watersheds.
  • Trees provide protection from downward fall of...
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