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Every day we use many things that come from trees. Fruits and nuts like apples, peaches, plums, cherries and almonds all come from living trees, as does the cocoa bean that makes chocolate! Living trees also provide spices like cinnamon, nutmeg and black pepper, and the sap from the maple tree makes maple syrup!

Many medicines also come from trees and other plants. As a matter of fact, aspirin comes from the bark of a willow tree. Scientists are still searching for new medicines in trees, which is another reason why it's so important to protect our forests. They could provide us a cure for cancer!

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