Growing Up

An illustration of a large, beautiful American Chestnut tree with its branches spreading to form a full crown.
I'm a woody plant - but because I'm also a tree, I'll be bigger than most plants once I'm grown up. I have one stem, which becomes my trunk. My branches grow high above the ground.

A graphic of the earth.Scientists believe that trees have lived on earth for about 300 million years. They also believe that trees have more influence on life on earth than any other plant.