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How many trees are there on Earth?

Updated: Jun 23

Hello my sweet tree-huggers,

Have you ever wondered about how many trees are there in this entire world?
I'm sure you haven't thought about this question yet and that is why i am here providing you with these insights.๐Ÿ˜


There's an ancient proverb that says there are more stars in the sky than grains of sand on the ground. Both have staggering statistics that are difficult to comprehend โ€“ our brains aren't designed to deal with such enormous amounts of data. Trees, it turns out, can be added to the list of profound ideas to contemplate. And this world has a large number of trees. Quite a bit, in reality.

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Come on! Don't sweat it. Yes, there are almost 3.04 trillion trees on this planet existing currently. Such a happy news yayy! It is so refreshing to look at a tree, live with it, plant it and breathe with it. It is estimated that a whopping 70 million trees existed before humans were even born. The reduction in this massive amount of trees has only one reason of course - humans.
Funny that humans try to destroy these wonderful beings but they provide shelter, food, oxygen, life and love. The love from the plants and animals is the most unconditional love.

Love? from trees? what is she talking about?
Oh my god! humans!

Trees do live and love. There is also scientific research that trees do have feelings.
According to the tree expert Peter and a scientist Dr. Andrรกs Zlinszky, they believe that trees posses something similar what is called a heartbeat.

"Science has also found that some trees raise and lower their branches several times in the course of one night, indicating a cycle of water and sugar transportation, like their own version of a heartbeat."

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According to the German researcher Peter, Trees can feel pain, and they have emotions, such as fear. They like to stand close to each other and cuddle. Trees adore company and like to take things slow. This is the beauty of the nature my loves. There is an ocean to learn about.

Another question about trees is that, do you know trees possess a life span just like human does?

This is another revelation but it is also a universal fact. Have you ever seen a tree which is 100 or 1000's year old? or at least have you heard of one? I am sure you must have. Yes, trees do have lifespan of their own. Similar to human, different species of trees have different lifespans.

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Much like animals, the average age of trees depends on its species. If a tree has enough water, food and sunshine throughout its life, then it can live to the end of its natural lifespan. That said, no amount of care can make an elm live as long as a sequoia. Some of the shorter-lived trees are include palms, which can live around 50 years. The persimmon has an average lifespan of 60 years, and the black willow will probably survive for around 75 years. On the other hand, Alaska red cedar can live up to 3,500 years. Giant sequoias can last over 3,000 years and at least one Bristlecone pine is estimated to be almost 5,000 years old.

The oldest living beings on the planet are trees. They've been our silent companions since the dawn of our race, pervading our most enduring tales and never failing to inspire fantastical cosmogonies. They were dubbed "the most penetrating of preachers" by Hermann Hesse. They "talk to the mind, and tell us many things, and teach u," according to a forgotten seventeenth-century English gardener.


The English gardener adds that "Life as a forester became exciting once again. Every day in the forest was a day of discovery. This led me to unusual ways of managing the forest. When you know that trees experience pain and have memories and that tree parents live together with their children, then you can no longer just chop them down and disrupt their lives with large machines."

Because of the various time scales on which our respective existences play out, one can't help but wonder if trees are so much better suited at this shared treatment than we are. Is our biological short-sightedness to blame for any of our failure to see the bigger picture of mutual sustenance in human communities?

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Let us think more about these beautiful beings in and around us that we take so granted for. Let us celebrate trees for the love of trees .

Sources: brainpickings, treehugger, soultravelrules.

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