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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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Explore some common trees! Explore some common trees! Presentation Transcript

  • 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!
  • Oak (Quercus)
    • Fruit are known as acorns
    • Hard wood used commonly to make high quality furniture View slide
    • About 600 species
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  • Maple (Acer)
    • Achene fruits fall like helicopters
    • Acer saccharum is the sugar maple, known for its maple syrup
    • About 130 species
  • Cherry (Prunus)
    • 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
  • Willow (Salix)
    • Known for large pendular (weeping) shapes
    • Salix caprea is the name for goat willow, also known as pussy willow
  • Birch (Betula)
    • 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
  • Pine (Pinus)
    • Leaves are commonly referred to as needles and persist year-round on healthy trees
    • Can vary in size from very large species to very small and slow growing species
  • Spruce (Picea)
    • Grow in some of the harshest cold climates
    • Fruit are referred to as cones and grow downward on branches
  • Fir (Abies)
    • Commonly used for “Christmas trees” especially in NW America
    • Cones grow upward on branches, different from Spruces
  • Larch (Larix)
    • Bear cones for fruit but shed leaves (needles) in winter like broadleaf trees
    • American Larch ( Larix laricina ) is also known as the Hackamatack
  • Juniper (Juniperus)
    • Fruit used to flavor gin and other products
    • Typically slow growing
    • Leaves usually referred to as “scales”
  • Photo Credits
    • Tree of Life http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:TreeofLife.JPG
    • Oak
      • http://www.flickr.com/photos/john_vosburgh/5361695097/sizes/z/in/photostream/
      • http://www.flickr.com/photos/kikisdad/89460746/sizes/z/in/photostream/
    • Maple
      • http://www.flickr.com/photos/reiver/1681027282/sizes/z/in/photostream/
      • http://www.flickr.com/photos/martinlabar/4124546124/sizes/z/in/photostream/
    • Cherry
      • http://www.flickr.com/photos/dalydaly/428847775/sizes/z/in/photostream/
      • http://www.flickr.com/photos/carolannie/2775683853/sizes/z/in/photostream/
    • Willow
      • http://www.flickr.com/photos/jasonyungny/475218432/sizes/z/in/photostream/
      • 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/
      • http://www.flickr.com/photos/flit/2458045131/sizes/z/in/photostream/
  • Photo Credits
    • Pine
      • http://www.flickr.com/photos/kenlewis26/1561777551/sizes/z/in/photostream/
      • http://www.flickr.com/photos/jowo/9522770/sizes/z/in/photostream/
    • Spruce
      • http://www.flickr.com/photos/knickinoptik/4378622151/sizes/z/in/photostream/
      • http://www.flickr.com/photos/arthur_chapman/3048930081/sizes/z/in/photostream/
    • Fir
      • http://www.flickr.com/photos/lonnon/4431740142/sizes/z/in/photostream/
      • http://www.flickr.com/photos/jim-sf/5597241157/sizes/z/in/photostream/
    • Larch
      • http://www.flickr.com/photos/cradlehall/3997382825/sizes/z/in/photostream/
      • http://www.flickr.com/photos/abejorro34/3909887994/sizes/z/in/photostream/
    • Juniper
      • http://www.flickr.com/photos/vambo25/5033809549/sizes/z/in/photostream/
      • http://www.flickr.com/photos/cwsteeds/192916257/sizes/z/in/photostream/
  • References
    • Title http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tree
      • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tree_of_Life,_Bahrain
    • Oak http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quercus
    • Maple http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maple
    • Cherry http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prunus
    • Willow http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salix
    • Birch http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betula
    • Pine http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pinus
    • Spruce http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Picea
    • Fir http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abies
    • Larch http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larix
    • Juniper http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juniperus