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Explore some common trees!
Explore some common trees!
Explore some common trees!
Explore some common trees!
Explore some common trees!
Explore some common trees!
Explore some common trees!
Explore some common trees!
Explore some common trees!
Explore some common trees!
Explore some common trees!
Explore some common trees!
Explore some common trees!
Explore some common trees!
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Explore some common trees!

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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.

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

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