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Above ground, trees and shrubs perform important environmental services by providing food and shelter to people and wildlife, oxygenating the air, and beautifying the landscape. Below ground, their roots open up critical passageways for the movement of air, moisture, and soil food web members.

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Is sugarcane a sample of shrub?

The cane plant is a coarse growing member of the grass family with juice or sap high in sugar content. This tropical plant is ready in 11-18 months. The mature stems may vary from 4 to 12 feet or more ill height, and in commercial varieties are from 0.75 to 2 inches in diameter. The stem has joints or nodes as in other grasses. These range from 4 to 10 inches apart along the aboveground section of the stem. At each...
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Is the apple tree an evergreen?

No. Apple trees are deciduous, in other words they drop all their leaves in the autumn. ...
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How do you treat boron deficiency in apple trees?

Apply agricultural borax to treat boron deficiency in apple trees [Malus domestica]. The rate should be 0.25 pounds for dwarf or young trees, 0.5 for mature trees, and 1 pound for very large trees. The application needs to be made in the fall or winter and should be done every third year until the problem is solved. It also needs to be done either 3-6 feet away from the trunk of young trees or near the drip line of older trees. The...
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When should you take down your Christmas tree and decorations?

In most English speaking countries, the decorations are traditionally taken down on 12th night (6th January). In Italy, they continue until Candlemas (2nd February). However in our ever commercial world, decorations in shopping centres go up around October and come down before the January sales. ...
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Why do the leaves on beech trees stay on in the winter?

Deciduous trees generally lose their 'dead leaves' yearly, thru a process called leaf abscission. Ofcourse there are always exception and there are some species of plants that dont abscess their leaves, like many in the plant family Fagaceae which contains the genera of oaks, chestnuts and beech. While its not exactly clear why it happens, I do have some interesting tidbits... Its been asked alot in botany depts why this happens to this family specifically. Recently, there has been lots of work...
Asked in Trees, Bananas and Plantains

What are the parts of the banana tree?

banana tamod A banana is not a tree, it is the largest flowering herbaceous plant. The stems are called pseudostems and each stem can produce a single bunch of bananas, After fruiting the stem dies and offshoots develop from the root. Leaves are spirally arranged and may grow to a height of 9 feet. The female flower develops the fruit ...
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Why is the red bud tree called the Judas tree?

The story involves both the dogwood tree and the redbud tree, both of which bloom in Spring right around Easter. The story goes like this: The dogwood trees came to Jesus after the resurrection, and made a request - Since the wood that was used to crucify our Lord was from the dogwood, they requested that they no longer grow tall enough or strong enough to be used for timber for this purpose. The Lord agreed, and since that time, the dogwood...
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What is the scientific name of Balete tree?

The balete tree belongs to the genus Ficus. But since there are a lot of species that are quite available, you might want to name it as Ficus sp. ...
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Is conifer trees good firewood?

Most soft woods produce high leves of creosote when burned, as they do not burn as hot as hard woods. Conifers are soft, not very dense, and contain a lot of pitch. This can lead to chimney fires if one does not clean their chimney regularly. That being said, there are many people in the world who burn conifer, as it is what is available. As always when dealing with fire, if you take proper precautions, you should be fine. ...
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How do you make a plant in alchemy?

Bacteria and water starts algie, then add earth
Asked in Home & Garden, Trees, Tree Care, Apples

Can you grow apple trees in the tropics?

Howdy, Coach Dave here and I work for The Home Depot. With over 7500 different types of apples you would think there would be at least one. Unfortunately in true tropical areas this is very unlikely to happen. However, there is subtropical types that are mainly for baking. These are not sweet but they are apples. If you have a a nursery in the area let them know your looking for subtropical apple trees like "Williams' Pride" or "Tropical Beauty" however these are...
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Who is responsible for fallen tree on right of way?

The owner of the right of way.
Asked in Building and Carpentry, Wood Crafts, Trees

How is wood classified?

it is classified in three different sections; 1) hard woods, types of woods that shed their leaves in winter 2) softwoods, trees that are coniferous (do not shed their leaves in winter) 3) man made woods, woods of the softwood and hardwood family all tightly compacted into a big sheet. ...
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What is the scientific name of catalpa tree?

The Scientific Name For A Catalpa Tree Is Catalpa speciosa.
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What elevation do trees stop growing?

It depends upon the location you are speaking about. Some elevations of 2000 feet are the limit. Other elevations such as the Andes mountains approach 17000 feet. Typically in the United States Rockies, it is about 9000 feet for tree lines. A lot depends upon the climate at a particular altitude. Convert feet for metric equations. ...
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Why do trees grow at a slow rate?

There are many factors for this: soil, heat, water and other plant factors. The type of tree and the region are also important factors in growth rate. Hard wood trees for example grow much slower than hardwood trees. Region is important because growing season length varies depending on the area they are in. ...
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How big is a core of wood?

3 feet high by 4 feet wide I don't know what a core is, but a cord is 4x4x8 ...
Asked in Building and Carpentry, Trees

How close to a tree can you build a house?

shade is great and so is the natural look of a tree overlooking your front porch but the large trees have large roots that can and will grow under the house and do tend to manipulate the ground and its surroundings. This is a tickly subject. you need to really think about your love for trees and whether or not you want them close to your heart or close to your house. Micron: a typical hardwood tree's root system extends beyond...
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Does pine come from deciduous or evergreen trees?

Pine is a softwood from an evergreen conifer.
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What causes palms to be black?

Black(or dark) palm is a sign that death is imminent. It could also be a reaction to a medication or foreign substance in your body. ...
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Is mango wood the same as sheesham?

Sheesham (Indian Rosewood): Sheesham also known as INDIAN rosewood. Sheesham trees are grown in big forests of mid INDIA & large numbers of trees are grown every year. Its growth period is between 18-22 years & it can reach a height of 100 feet & have cylindrical boles of 35-50 Feet and reach on average of 3-5 feet in diameter. It is hard, Heavy & dense with high bending and crushing strengths, medium shock resistance. INDIAN Rosewood is an ideal wood for...
Asked in Trees, English to French

What is the French name for Luke?

The usual spelling for Luke in French is 'Luc'.
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What trees have yellow blossoms in spring?

some species of wattle (different species of wattle tend to flower at different times during the year) certain species of callistemon calliandra ...