trees and forests

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Bark

The visible outer covering of a tree which protects the inside

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cambium

The growing part of a tree where cells form wood

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cones

small,woody structure of coniferous trees which produce the seeds

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conifer

A tree which bears cones and has needles or scale-like leaves. Often referred as evergreen and softwoods

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crown

The top of the tree which forms the canopy

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Deciduous

Trees and plants that loose there leaves every fall

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Dendrochronology

The scientific study for tree cookies

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Dendrodisc

A cross section of a tree trunk-tree cookie

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Evergreen

A tree that does not loose its leaves all at once

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Growth ring

Rings which are present on a cross section of a tree trunk which represents and determine the age of a tree

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Hardwoods

wood made from deciduous trees

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Heartwood

The non-living wood making up most of the tree stem which gives the stem strength

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Inner bark

The inner layer which serves to take food form the leaves to part of the tree, also called phloem

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sap

The fluid part of a plant rich in sugar and starch which moves up and down the plant in the phloem tissue of the bark

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sapling

a young tree

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sapwood

The softer outer layer of the wood in the stem between the cambium and the heartwood, responsible for nutrient transportation.Also called the xylem

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seedling

a very young tree

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shrub

a low growing perennial plant