~The reason why leaves change colors in the fall is because there is a chemical process that takes place as the trees start developing throughout the time. The Chemical is like food. when you eat takis, then your tongue is red and so your stomach turn red even more. Like the leaves as the chemicals in the trees start to develop more the leaves start to turn dark and once the chemicals stop, the color of the leaves turn lighter. The numerous cells containing chlorophyll turns the leaves green because the leaves are absorbing the chemicals. And the thing that makes the reddish,orange, yellow color is surprisingly the sunlight's energy! Like the green leaves the red leaves absorb the sunlight's energy and makes it a sunset color. And a fun fact
“Walled in a unique micro climate we are a bit warmer and protected, plants tend to bloom earlier in the spring - they wake up!” said Glin Varco, Lan Su’s Director of Horticulture.
The growth rate of native tree species compared to the shade tolerance can be viewed in Figure 1. The general trend is as growth rate increases, the shade tolerance decreases. Trees that depend on sunlight, like the American beech, need to have a faster growth rate in order to compete with other species. On the other hand, trees with shade tolerance such as the sugar maple don’t need to grow as fast, as they can still thrive with less sunlight. An exception to this general trend would be striped maple, whose growth rate is fast and is also shade tolerant. This species has adapted itself
Do to the cold climate most plants are tiny ground cover plants, which grow and reproduce with not a lot of haste. They shield themselves from the cold and wind by hugging close to the ground. Some of
Under the soil of the forest there is a huge layer of redwood roots. Roots from a redwood tree may only grow 3 feet down but they can grow up to 20 feet out away from the trunk of the tree. The roots of many redwood trees are grown together any many times, when a tree starts to lean, the thick layer of roots can hold it up. When redwoods start getting cut down this can ruin the layer of roots that covers almost all of the forest. Then redwood trees would not have much support as they do and would be more inclined to fall over. Cutting down redwoods would also lower the chance of reproduction. Redwood trees only reproduce every so often, this process could take over five years. First the redwood drops acorns that fall to the forest floor. Then after some time, a larger type or acorns is dropped and releases pollen which pollinates the first acorn (Hemmerich 2014). Many of the seeds do not grow at all. Only about one in every 200 seeds will grow and become a full sized redwood tree. Of course this process does not happen overnight, it can take up to 100 years for a seed to grow and become a mature redwood tree (Hemmerich 2014).
Since this has a lot of agriculture, there are many animals in this landform such as deer, elk, wolves, and antelope. These animals are depending on these trees to breathe and survive in the interior plains, to give the humans and other animals oxygen. The plants living in the Interior Plains do not follow the photosynthesis cycle! They actually inhale oxygen and exhale carbon dioxide. So even the plants are depending on the trees to get oxygen! During the winter, the Interior Plains turn into a tundra landscape. When the area turns into a tundra, the plants die. This means the herbivores have nothing to eat, so they have to eat the parts of the trees like
Based on the current conditions of the area, we hypothesis that tree survivability will be highest in elevations above 3,000 feet and below 3,300 feet, highest in slopes between 0 - 45 degrees, and highest in aspects between 0 - 33 degrees. Tree survivability will also be highest in area with the best soil, water quality, and forest health conditions for successful tree sapling growth.
Our experiment was performed in the fields next to the Shumaker Sorority complex at William Jewell College, Liberty, MO and next to the softball field. We selected five Honey Locust trees in that area with low hanging branches and healthy leaves. The experiment commenced 01 October 2016 and ended 29 October 2016 due to senescence.
To some an acorn is just an acorn, nothing more than a nut. The acorn with its tough leathery outside and rich amber color signifies nothing more than the commencement of autumn. To others it represents a great deal of potential. This tiny seed has the ability to endure many adverse effects including long periods of cold temperatures, drought, and human interference. The fragile acorn contains all the necessary elements to become the giant, majestic oak that has come to signify strength. When the conditions are favorable, the little nut will thrive and become an impressive adult tree providing oxygen and shade as nature intended. The most important factor to the budding tree is the environment. Like all other living things, the acorn
In New York they experience all four seasons. The leaves change colors in the fall, it snows in the winter, the grass gets greener because it rains a lot in the spring, and it can get very sunny and unbearably hot in the summer.