Trees are the longest living organisms on Earth, and never die of old age. Methuselah, a Great Basin bristlecone pine in California’s White Mountains, is more than 4,800 years old.
Just like humans, trees need water to survive. In a single day, a large tree can consume 100 gallons of water out of the ground and discharge it into the air as oxygen and water vapor.
A tree can absorb as much as 48 pounds of carbon dioxide each year. It is estimated that United States forests absorb about 10% of the country’s CO2 emissions each year.