Story Title: Tropical Trees
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.
- 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