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Quite Interesting Things about... trees - John Lloyd

Blog | By John Lloyd | Jul 04, 2022

Do trees speak? Can they die of old age? John Lloyd answers all in these surprising facts about trees

  • Some biologists believe trees speak a language human beings can learn.
  • American trees are steadily moving west, and no one knows why.
  • All the 77,000 trees in Melbourne, Australia, have their own email addresses, so people can write love notes to them.
  • In January 2018, it was so hot in Sydney, Australia, that boiled bats fell out of the trees.
  • In January 2018, it was so cold in Florida that frozen iguanas fell out of the trees.
  • A New York man has carved a bar stool from a tree using only his teeth and nails.
  • Samuel Taylor Coleridge liked to eat fruit while it was still attached to the tree.
  • If every US household replaced one virgin-pulp loo roll with a recycled-paper one, it would save over 400,000 trees.
  • It’s very hard to tell the age of a palm tree because they don’t have rings. The best way is to ask a local how old it is.
  • Woodpeckers bang their heads into trees at a speed of 15mph, 12,000 times a day.
  • Trees never die of old age.
  • Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree, the great Victorian actor/manager, once hailed a taxi, got in and began reading a script. After a while, the driver asked, ‘Where to, guv?’ Tree looked up from his work and said, ‘Do you really think I’d give my address to the likes of you?’