Aren't trees amazing?

At Velvet we think trees are AMAZING! Here's a few reasons why and if you agree, you can add your own reasons too.

Trees Form Step 1

Tell us your reason

Tell us why you think trees are amazing to be in with a chance of winning a prize!

Trees Form Step 2

Quaking Aspens

The largest living organism in the world

Japanese Wisteria

144yr old Japanese wisteria

Roots

Tree roots can reach across rivers

  • Chris Gibbons From Blackpool Trees receive an estimated 90% of their nutrition from the atmosphere and only 10% from the soil.
  • Joanna Spencer From Manchester Trees are amazing because they make the world a prettier place!
  • Matt Thornhill From Manchester The largest area of forest in the tropics remains the Amazon Basin, amounting to 81.5 million acres.
  • Becky Heapy From York Knocking on wood for good luck originated from primitive tree worship when rapping on trees was believed to summon protective spirits in the trees.
  • Tommy From Leeds Because they’re big and strong and sometimes I climb them which is fun!!
  • Kaleigh From Worcester I love trees because they give us so much from the furniture we sit on to the fruit we eat, and they make the world more beautiful with their colours and changing leaves.
  • Anna From Loughborough I associate trees with peace and tranquillity. They also remind me of my childhood, playing in the woods, making tree houses (or attempting to!) and trying to catch sight of bunnies.

The English Oak

The English Oak shielded Robin Hood and his men

The Lone Cypress

The Lone Cypress in Monterey is one of the most remote trees

  • Velvet Trees are clinically proven to help us relax... zzzzz
  • Velvet We think trees are amazing because each tree is home to hundreds of different wildlife species
  • Velvet A single tree can provide enough food for 260 birds
  • Velvet Trees are amazing because they act as goalposts for Saturday games of footie in the park
  • Velvet A fully grown apple tree can make 2,000 delicious apple crumbles
  • Velvet Trees are awesome because they protect our children from the sun by absorbing harmful UV radiation
  • Velvet Trees remove nasty pollutants like sulfur dioxide from the air we breathe
  • Velvet Trees are amazing because they keep our streets quieter by reducing noise pollution
  • Velvet Trees are amazing because they provide our children with a place to climb and discover
  • Velvet We think trees are amazing because a fully grown tree provides enough oxygen for 46,000 breaths a day
  • Velvet Trees in your street can increase the value of your property by as much as 15%
  • Velvet Trees are amazing because they give us sticks for our dogs to run after
  • Velvet Patients that have a view of trees heal faster
  • Velvet Trees provide the setting for many of our first teenage kisses

General Sherman

A giant tree in California's National Park

Tree of Life Bahrain

Tree of Life in the Bahrain desert

Silver Birch

One of the most familiar trees in the British countryside

  • Chris Gibbons From Blackpool Trees receive an estimated 90% of their nutrition from the atmosphere and only 10% from the soil.
  • Joanna Spencer From Manchester Trees are amazing because they make the world a prettier place!
  • Matt Thornhill From Manchester The largest area of forest in the tropics remains the Amazon Basin, amounting to 81.5 million acres.
  • Becky Heapy From York Knocking on wood for good luck originated from primitive tree worship when rapping on trees was believed to summon protective spirits in the trees.
  • Tommy From Leeds Because they’re big and strong and sometimes I climb them which is fun!!
  • Kaleigh From Worcester I love trees because they give us so much from the furniture we sit on to the fruit we eat, and they make the world more beautiful with their colours and changing leaves.
  • Anna From Loughborough I associate trees with peace and tranquillity. They also remind me of my childhood, playing in the woods, making tree houses (or attempting to!) and trying to catch sight of bunnies.

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