More trees on earth than stars in our galaxy!

Illustration of a row of trees

There are more trees on earth than stars in our galaxy. NASA believes there could be anywhere from 100 billion to 400 billion stars in the Milky Way galaxy. But the number of trees around the world is much higher: 3.04 trillion! Scientists calculated what’s called “tree wealth” based on estimates of the number of trees in every country in the world in relation to factors like the country’s physical size and population. The world’s overall tree leader is Russia with 642 billion trees, followed by Canada (318 billion) and Brazil (302 billion). There are roughly 422 trees for every human on earth.

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