When was the last time you thought about how awesome trees are? Sure, we all dream about constructing the ultimate treehouse. And, yes, trees do that whole photosynthesis thing, which is eight kinds of cool—as is preventing erosion, moderating ecosystems, and providing materials for energy and shelter. But, as these five facts will show you, there’s so much more to appreciate and learn about the gentle giants of our forests, or, as in the photo above, a beach on India’s Andaman Islands.
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