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TREES

The Germans made the first artificial Christmas trees out of dyed goose feathers.
President Teddy Roosevelt, an environmentalist, banned Christmas trees from the White House in 1901.
In Poland, spiders or spider webs are common Christmas trees decorations because according to legend, a spider wove a blanket for Baby Jesus.
Christmas trees usually grow for about 15 years before they are sold.
Christmas trees have been sold in the U.S. since 1850.
About 200 Christmas trees catch fire every year in the U.S.
Small traces of gold have been found in the leaves of Eucalyptus trees.
Before trees were common, the Earth was covered with giant mushrooms.
Hurricane Floyd was barely a category I hurricane, but it still managed to mow down 19 million trees and caused over a billion dollars in damage.
The trunk of the African baobab tree is sometimes as wide as the tree it is high. The tree is pollinated by bats, and the blossoms open only in moonlight.