Ten Familiar Tree Genera <ul>Tree: a woody plant that has many secondary branches supported clear of the ground on a singl...
Oak  (Quercus) <ul><li>Fruit are known as acorns
Hard wood used commonly to make high quality furniture
About 600 species </li></ul>
Maple  (Acer) <ul><li>Achene fruits fall like helicopters
Acer saccharum  is the sugar maple, known for its maple syrup
About 130 species </li></ul>
Cherry  (Prunus) <ul><li>Many but not all fruits are edible to humans
Blossom early in spring and garner much attention
430 Species including cherries, peaches, almonds and plums </li></ul>
Willow  (Salix) <ul><li>Known for large pendular (weeping) shapes
Salix caprea  is the name for goat willow, also known as pussy willow </li></ul>
Birch  (Betula) <ul><li>Bark easily peels off of most species of Birch, especially  Betula papyrifera  (Paper Birch)
Bark was used by Native Americans to make canoes and other items </li></ul>
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Species of trees are grouped by Genus, the plural of which is Genera. I have selected ten tree genera to showcase in this presentation.

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Explore some common trees!

  1. 1. Ten Familiar Tree Genera <ul>Tree: a woody plant that has many secondary branches supported clear of the ground on a single main stem or trunk with clear apical dominance. </ul><ul>The Tree of Life, in Bahrain grows with no abundant water source and is over 400 years old! </ul>
  2. 2. Oak (Quercus) <ul><li>Fruit are known as acorns
  3. 3. Hard wood used commonly to make high quality furniture
  4. 4. About 600 species </li></ul>
  5. 5. Maple (Acer) <ul><li>Achene fruits fall like helicopters
  6. 6. Acer saccharum is the sugar maple, known for its maple syrup
  7. 7. About 130 species </li></ul>
  8. 8. Cherry (Prunus) <ul><li>Many but not all fruits are edible to humans
  9. 9. Blossom early in spring and garner much attention
  10. 10. 430 Species including cherries, peaches, almonds and plums </li></ul>
  11. 11. Willow (Salix) <ul><li>Known for large pendular (weeping) shapes
  12. 12. Salix caprea is the name for goat willow, also known as pussy willow </li></ul>
  13. 13. Birch (Betula) <ul><li>Bark easily peels off of most species of Birch, especially Betula papyrifera (Paper Birch)
  14. 14. Bark was used by Native Americans to make canoes and other items </li></ul>
  15. 15. Pine (Pinus) <ul><li>Leaves are commonly referred to as needles and persist year-round on healthy trees
  16. 16. Can vary in size from very large species to very small and slow growing species </li></ul>
  17. 17. Spruce (Picea) <ul><li>Grow in some of the harshest cold climates
  18. 18. Fruit are referred to as cones and grow downward on branches </li></ul>
  19. 19. Fir (Abies) <ul><li>Commonly used for “Christmas trees” especially in NW America
  20. 20. Cones grow upward on branches, different from Spruces </li></ul>
  21. 21. Larch (Larix) <ul><li>Bear cones for fruit but shed leaves (needles) in winter like broadleaf trees
  22. 22. American Larch ( Larix laricina ) is also known as the Hackamatack </li></ul>
  23. 23. Juniper (Juniperus) <ul><li>Fruit used to flavor gin and other products
  24. 24. Typically slow growing
  25. 25. Leaves usually referred to as “scales” </li></ul>
  26. 26. Photo Credits <ul><li>Tree of Life http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:TreeofLife.JPG
  27. 27. Oak </li><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/john_vosburgh/5361695097/sizes/z/in/photostream/
  28. 28. http://www.flickr.com/photos/kikisdad/89460746/sizes/z/in/photostream/ </li></ul><li>Maple </li><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/reiver/1681027282/sizes/z/in/photostream/
  29. 29. http://www.flickr.com/photos/martinlabar/4124546124/sizes/z/in/photostream/ </li></ul><li>Cherry </li><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/dalydaly/428847775/sizes/z/in/photostream/
  30. 30. http://www.flickr.com/photos/carolannie/2775683853/sizes/z/in/photostream/ </li></ul><li>Willow </li><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/jasonyungny/475218432/sizes/z/in/photostream/
  31. 31. http://www.flickr.com/photos/ocean_of_stars/4689621011/sizes/z/in/photostream/ </li></ul><li>Birch </li><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/cradlehall/4115023107/sizes/z/in/photostream/
  32. 32. http://www.flickr.com/photos/flit/2458045131/sizes/z/in/photostream/ </li></ul></ul>
  33. 33. Photo Credits <ul><li>Pine </li><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/kenlewis26/1561777551/sizes/z/in/photostream/
  34. 34. http://www.flickr.com/photos/jowo/9522770/sizes/z/in/photostream/ </li></ul><li>Spruce </li><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/knickinoptik/4378622151/sizes/z/in/photostream/
  35. 35. http://www.flickr.com/photos/arthur_chapman/3048930081/sizes/z/in/photostream/ </li></ul><li>Fir </li><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/lonnon/4431740142/sizes/z/in/photostream/
  36. 36. http://www.flickr.com/photos/jim-sf/5597241157/sizes/z/in/photostream/ </li></ul><li>Larch </li><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/cradlehall/3997382825/sizes/z/in/photostream/
  37. 37. http://www.flickr.com/photos/abejorro34/3909887994/sizes/z/in/photostream/ </li></ul><li>Juniper </li><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/vambo25/5033809549/sizes/z/in/photostream/
  38. 38. http://www.flickr.com/photos/cwsteeds/192916257/sizes/z/in/photostream/ </li></ul></ul>
  39. 39. References <ul><li>Title http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tree </li><ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tree_of_Life,_Bahrain </li></ul><li>Oak http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quercus
  40. 40. Maple http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maple
  41. 41. Cherry http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prunus
  42. 42. Willow http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salix
  43. 43. Birch http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betula
  44. 44. Pine http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pinus
  45. 45. Spruce http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Picea
  46. 46. Fir http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abies
  47. 47. Larch http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larix
  48. 48. Juniper http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juniperus </li></ul>
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