The ‘redwood’ sapling may be the most popular tree in the world

The redwood tree has become the most widely planted species in the Western Hemisphere.

In the past 50 years, it has grown more than 100 times faster than the oak.

Its popularity is not solely down to the trees’ health or beauty, though.

The redwoods are also rich in nutrients, providing food for millions of animals and plants.

Here are the facts you need to know about the redwood.