Today is Arbor Day! Celebrate Trees!
Hug a tree!
Plant a tree!
Admire a tree!
- One of the tallest soft wood trees is the General Sherman, a giant redwood sequoia of California. General Sherman is about 275 ft or 84 m high with a girth of 25 ft or 8 m.
- The 236 ft or 72 m high Ada Tree of Australia has a 50 ft or 15.4 m girth and a root system that takes up more than an acre.
- The world's tallest tree is a coast redwood in California, measuring more than 360 ft or 110 m.
- The world's oldest trees are 4,600 year old Bristlecone pines in the USA.
For more fun facts on trees: Trees are Good
Gene Dempsey, City Forester
Office - (954) 828-7704 Fax - (954) 828-7897
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