• Question: how many leaves does a oak tree have on it?

    Asked by cheese2000 to Kate, Mark U, Tess, Yue on 15 May 2012.
    • Photo: Tess Newman

      Tess Newman answered on 15 May 2012:

      Depends on how big the tree is! Some people on the internet are saying about 200,000 , but that must be a really rough estimate. So many factors would affect the answer, such as location, age, species etc etc

    • Photo: Mark Uphill

      Mark Uphill answered on 21 Jun 2012:

      Hi cheese2000,

      Scientists can ask lots of question; and I guess “good science” can involve at least in part asking “important” questions. If we knew the answer to this (or could at least arrive at an approximate answer for this and other trees)) might it help us to influence global warming?