Tree forests cover approximately 30 procent of the total land area of the world. Forests are a habitat for many organisms. About 90 procent of the world’s biodiversity is found in forests. They function as carbon storage and they are often reffered to as the lungs of the world. And forests are economically valuable too. Countries such as Brazil or Indonesia capitalize on their natural resources. Deforesting is a threat however and the percentage of the forested area as a part of the total land area is declining. Still there are many forest rich countries. Here’s a list of the most forested countries of the world!
Throughout history trees have played a very important role for the human race. Referred to as ‘the lungs of the earth’ the combined forests of the earth (most notably the Amazon jungle) provide uys with fresh air. Moreover, trees grow very old, spending their life at one place. Pretty relaxed, in a way. So what are the oldest trees on earth? The next top 10 list of oldest trees is all about those mighty old giants that wake over their little brothers!
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The use of wood changed the course of our history. Wood enabled us to construct the Wonders of the World. Wood changed our military history. Fine wine ages on wood. And don’t we just love a nice hardwood floor? This top 10 list is about wood. About the density of wood (per cubic metre) and its use: