While it may be true that nobody knows trees better than Whatcom Tree Service, we are well aware that our clients in Geneva, Ferndale, Bellingham, and everywhere else in Western Washington love trees every bit as much as we do. We understand why trees are a constant source of fascination and wonder for many people. Here are some incredible tree facts from your Top Rated Local® tree trimmer.

Earth’s Tallest Organism

No animal in our planet’s history has surpassed the height of the tallest trees, which are colloquially known as the Californian Redwoods, or sequoia sempervirens. The tallest specimen on record stretches to a height of nearly 380 feet, and can be found in California’s Redwood National Park.

Earth’s Biggest Organism

This honor belongs not to a single tree but a colony of interconnected aspens in Utah. This root system covers an area of over 100 acres and is estimated to weigh over 6,500 tons. Compare that to the blue whale, Earth’s largest animal, which doesn’t even weigh 100 tons.

Earth’s Oldest Organism

That same Utah aspen colony is high in the running for this distinction as well, boasting a living root stock of over 80,000 years! The oldest living single tree is nearly 5,000 years old and is a bristlecone pine known as Methuselah in California’s White Mountains.
While these fascinating tree facts don’t really help you maintain your own trees in your Geneva, Sudden Valley, Birchbay, or Everson yard, Whatcom Tree Service has plenty of knowledge that does. We are the tree trimmers, maintainers, and removers that help to keep your home’s beloved trees safe and healthy.