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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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    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
      • About 600 species
    • 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