Conifer trees do not produce berries, but can produce sweet meaty cones that resemble berries. Thus juniper berries, which flavor gin, are actually cones. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pin…
One of the reasons your lungs feel refreshed when walking through a pine forest is because of an anti-inflammatory compound called a-Pinene, found in conifers. It is used as a bronchodilator in the treatment of asthma and abundantly present in marijuana. steephilllab.com/resource…
In 2005, Burundi announced a ban on natural Christmas trees, claiming that around 80,000 conifers per year were lost to the Christmas trade. Only 5.4 percent of Burundi's land mass is officially protected while gorillas and elephants are already completely extinct in the region en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wil…
There is only one species of parasitic conifer in the world. It is threatened with extinction and no one really knows how it "finds" its "victims." indefenseofplants.com/blo…
Some coniferous trees are also deciduous. Larches use cones to disperse their seeds, and grow needles. They are among the dominant plants in the boreal forests of Siberia and Canada. Although they are conifers, larches are deciduous trees that lose their needles in the autumn. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lar…
The world's oldest known living tree, a conifer that first took root at the end of the last Ice Age, in Sweden. It's 9553 years old and was 4000 years old when the first pyramid was built. news.nationalgeographic.c…
Some species of conifer tree's seeds are stored in closed cones for up to 80 years before finally being released when a fire kills the parent tree en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pin…
Larch trees are conifers that act like deciduous trees, dropping their needles in Autumn and regrowing them in the spring. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lar…
Stink bugs in the Rocky Mountains(Western conifer seed bug) can actually smell incredible, like apples, bananas, or pine sap! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wes…
The oldest living tree is a 4m tall conifer that first took roots during Ice Age. It is over 9550 years old and has been around 4000 years before the Pyramids were built. news.nationalgeographic.c…
There are more known species of insects than species of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fishes, algae, mushrooms, flowering plants, and conifers etc. combined. currentresults.com/Enviro…
4 Million trees are planted everyday in the United States paperbecause.com/paper-is…
The difference in hardwood and softwood has to do with seeds and has nothing to do with how hard or soft the wood is. Balsa is a hardwood. science.howstuffworks.com…
A woodchuck/groundhog can chuck ~700 pounds of wood news.cornell.edu/stories/…
Most trees are dead on the inside. askabiologist.org.uk/answ…
The legend of Santa Claus, the North Pole, Christmas trees, flying reindeers, and other Christmas legends seem all to be linked by the Amanita muscaria mushroom. npr.org/2010/12/24/132260…

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