Wood has been used within the structure and decoration of homes since the beginning of the existence of the house. Although we’ve evolved considerably since then, we still can’t seem to get enough of beams and wooden elements within our homes. That’s why we have a huge selection of properties that have some incredible wooden features that are perfect for creating a grand, warm and inviting aspect to your images or filming.
So, how much do we really know about one of humanity’s oldest natural resources? We’ve compiled some weird and wonderful wood facts to help you get clued up on the subject of trees, (plus you never know when this might come in handy during a pub quiz.)
- Wood is made up of a combination of living, dying and dead cells
- Trees are the longest living organisms on Earth, and they never die of old age. Normally, people, diseases and insects are the killers.
- Pine cones have genders, with male pine cones shedding pone and female pine cones make seeds.
- The world has more than 23,000 different types of trees.
- Some trees talk to one another. When the willow tree is under threat from insects they release a chemical warning to nearby trees that produce more tannin to warn the invaders off.
- The tallest tree in the world can grow as high as 100 meters, which is more than 320 feet. Some of these ginormous trees include the Coast Redwood, Giant Sequoia and Australian Mountain Ash.
Wood really is pretty amazing, so it’s not wonder we love to celebrate it and show it off throughout our interiors. But wooden beams aren’t limited to just period properties. Although this is often a common feature within historic locations, beams are utilised just as much in contemporary décor. Browse through our collection of properties featuring wooden beams, from character-filled country cottages, impressive manor homes to slick contemporary locations and whitewashed Scandinavian inspired spaces. We’ve got wooden beams for all tastes.
Don’t hesitate to get in contact with one of our team members if you need a little help choosing your perfect-beamed location.