10 most difficult trees riddlesTrees quiz
How deep is the root system of a giant sequoia?
4 meters (13 feet)
20 meters (60 feet)
40 meters (130 feet)
80 meters (260 feet)
The sequoias root system is wide spreading, but shallow. There is no taproot. A mature sequoia's roots can occupy over 1 acre of earth and contain over 90,000 cubic feet of soil.
What tree species has the widest trunk girth in the world?
The Tree of Tule is one of a number of old Montezuma cypress trees that grow in Santa Maria del Tule, Mexico. It is one of the oldest and largest in the world and has the widest girth. It has a height of forty meters, a volume of between 700 and 800m3, an estimated weight of 630 tons and a circumference of about forty meters.The trunk is so wide that thirty people with arms extended joining hands are needed to encircle it.
How many types of fruit can that tree produce?
The Tree of 40 Fruit is one of a series of fruit trees created by the New York-based artist Sam Van Aken using the technique of grafting. Each tree produces forty types of stone fruit ripening sequentially from July to October in the United States.
What kind of fruit is that?
Mamey sapote is a large and highly ornamental evergreen tree that can reach a height of 15 to 45 meters at maturity. In Florida, the fruit is harvested from May to July with some cultivars available all year. The fruit's texture is creamy and soft, the flavor is a mix of sweet potato, pumpkin, honey, prune, peach, apricot, cantaloupe, cherry, and almond. The fruit is eaten raw or made into milkshakes, smoothies, ice cream and fruit bars. It can be used to produce marmalade and jelly.
What tree is considered to be the most dangerous in the world?
The manchineel tree is native to tropical southern North America and northern South America. All parts of the tree contain strong toxins and even the merest contact with human skin causes a breakout of blisters, and blindness can occur if it touches a person's eyes. In some parts of its range, many trees carry a warning sign, while others are marked with a red "X" on the trunk to indicate danger.
What tree is that?
Mediterranean dwarf palm
Cuban royal palm
giant windowpane palm
Ravenala, commonly known as traveller's tree is a palm resembling tree native to Madagascar. At the top of the tree are banana-like leaves, with pale midribs that give a fanlike appearance. It is named so because the water it accumulates in its leaf bases can be used in emergencies for drinking. However, the water inside the plant is murky, black and smelly and should not be consumed without purification.
Where was the most isolated tree on Earth located?
The Ténéré Tree was a solitary acacia, the only one for over 400 km, located in northeast Niger. It was a landmark on caravan routes through the Sahara Desert, so well known that it and the Lost Tree to the north are the only trees to be shown on a map at a scale of 1:4,000,000. It was knocked down in 1973 by a drunk truck driver.
What is the name of the holy Mayan tree?
The tree plays an important part in the mythologies of pre-Columbian Mesoamerican cultures. The Ceiba, or ya’axché, symbolised to the Maya civilization an axis mundi which connects the planes of the Underworld (Xibalba) and the sky with that of the terrestrial realm. This concept of a central world tree is often depicted as a Ceiba trunk.