Between May and October Webroster will be planting a tree for every Audit module sold, why? Well, because trees are amazing! We all know that trees are an essential part of our ecosystem but did you know…
1. Aspirin was originally developed from willow bark.
2. The oldest tree in the UK and perhaps in Europe is believed to be the Fortingall Yew near Aberfeldy in Scotland, and is thought to be 5,000 years old.
3. An oak spends 300 years growing, 300 years resting and 300 years declining gracefully.
4. The tallest tree in the world is called Hyperion, a coast redwood from California that measures an incredible 115.61m tall.
5. The largest tree in the world by volume is a giant sequoia called General Sherman which has a trunk 10m round and contains an estimated 1486 cubic metres of wood
6. A single tree produces approximately 260 pounds of oxygen per year. That means two mature trees can supply enough oxygen annually to support a family of four.
7. The worlds’ most dangerous tree is the Manchineel tree from the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico. The Manchineel’s bark is covered in sap that causes skin to blister and can blind a person if it gets in their eyes. Even standing under the tree in the rain can cause blisters because the sap will drip onto skin.
8. English Oak (Quercus robur) is the most common tree in the UK, especially in southern and central British broad leaved woods.
9. Trees can have an impact on the energy used for heating and cooling a building, reducing air conditioning costs by as much as 30 percent and saving 20 to 50 percent on energy for heating. This is because as well as providing shade, a large tree can also transpire as much as 378.5 litres (100 gallons) of water into the air per day. This has a cooling effect roughly equivalent to 10 single room-sized air conditioning units operating 20 hours a day.
10. You can plant a tree too! Webroster will plant a tree on your behalf for every Audit module sold between May and October 2014 just contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.