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  • Why So Colorful?
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  • Home Sweet Tree
Trees [trēs]
Large perennial woody plants.

The oldest living thing on Earth is a tree. It is also the heaviest and the tallest. Trees keep our air clean, reduce noise pollution, improve water quality, help prevent erosion, create shade, provide food, building materials, homes for wildlife, and make our world beautiful.

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