Consist almost half of the biomass. Important agents for environmental survival. Reduce harmful ozone-layer-depleting factors. Supply the necessary multitude amount of fresh air to human. Provide shelter to other organisms. These are just some of the evidences which make trees essential to our ecological system. Most of them appear normal in height. When it comes to sunlight competition, height matters. Some is inevitably towering another but not this one. Maybe even other grasses soar higher than this kind of tree for it is considered as the “World’s Smallest Tree.”
Typically grew in tundra and rocky moorland of Greenland, this tree popularly known as Dwarf Willow Tree (Salix herbecea) grows only in about 1-6 centimeters or 2 inches. This tree is consisted of a round leaves feature surrounding the catkins or a slim, cylindrical flower cluster placed on the center of it. The difference between the male and female Dwarf Willow Tree can be distinguished on the color of their catkins; red if it is female and yellow if it is male. Because of its tiny and cute appearance, this kind of tree attracts throngs of gardener to include this good-in-the-eye tree on their landscape.
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