Tu B’shvat

Explore our resources to celebrate the Jewish birthday of the trees.

How Old Are Redwood Trees?

Learn how many candles to put on the birthday cake.

Have you ever looked up at a redwood tree and wondered how old it is? Tu B’shvat is a Jewish holiday that celebrates the birthday of the trees.

But exactly how many candles do we put on a birthday cake for a tree when we don’t know how old it is? Deborah Newbrun, a naturalist and former park ranger, shows us how we can guess the age of any tree.

Explore these Tu B'shvat resources to help you celebrate.

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