Tropical Trees

Story Title: Tropical Trees
Episode: Eight
TX Date: 14th May 2011
Presenter: Trevor Cochrane
Guest: Darryl South

Trevor travels to a tropical paradise in Darwin on a mission to find the best Tropical Trees out to plant this season.

Tips and Facts

  • A healthy 10.5 metre tree can produce about 118kg of oxygen a year.
  • A single tree producing approximately 260 pounds of oxygen per year can supply enough oxygen annually to support a family of four.
  • Plants and trees are like living, breathing air filters. They detoxify the air by absorbing many substances that can be harmful to humans, like excess carbon dioxide and dust particles.
  • Green surroundings reduce mental tiredness while enhancing concentration and attention, leading to an improved ability to cope and make positive decisions.

Featured Plants

  • Cassia Fistula - Golden Shower Tree
  • Yellow Jacaranda or Golden Poinciana
  • Brachychiton Flame Tree
  • Caesalpinea Ferrea Leopard Tree
  • Hong Kong Orchid Tree
  • Poinciana or Flamboyant Tree
  • Red Cottonwood Hibiscus

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