The Secret Life of Trees

Discover the magic and mystery of trees in this reading series.

Crawl into the forest and discover the magic and mystery of trees. Did you know that they send underground messages? Have you heard how they take care of their families? A tree is so much more than it seems… Come and discover the secret life of trees with us!

Trees are tall, woody plants. They usually have a stem called a trunk. Trees are the largest and oldest living things on Earth. Some trees live for hundreds or even thousands of years. There are more than 80,000 species, or types, of tree. Follow us on this fun, leafy journey to learn all about trees!

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What do you know about the different parts of a tree? In this adventure, we will learn about the different parts of a tree and how each part helps a tree grow big and strong.

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Did you know that we are a little bit like trees? There’s a purpose to every season, and just like humans, trees too, transform each year. Each year the cycle of change repeats, for a tree will only last if able to endure the different seasons of life.

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Did you know every tree begins as a tiny seed? Seeds drop from large trees, landing on the ground in places suitable for them to grow into small plants. The ground should be rich with all of the resources a new seed could ever need to grow into a tall and strong parent tree.

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The wood wide web is a complex network of fungi and bacteria that connects trees together. Today we share research on the secret life of trees, the power of networks and the importance of sustainability.

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A habitat is a place where an organism makes its home. From their leafy branches to their tangled roots, trees provide a habitat for a host of plants and animals.

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From deserts to rocky mountainsides, meet the incredible plants that survive in extreme conditions. Read about how some trees have survived not just fires, but also extreme storms and wind damage and, are still growing!

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Ever wondered why trees are so vital to our planet? As the biggest plants on the planet, they give us oxygen, store carbon, stabilise the soil and give life to the world’s wildlife. They also provide us with the materials for tools and shelter.

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