Be Active - A Winter Walk

Leaves

We’ll think about shape presently, but first let’s look at their leaves.


The leaves of evergreens are not like deciduous tree leaves (such as oaks, ashes, silver birches), which are sometimes called broad leaf trees. The leaves are bigger on these deciduous trees, and as we have noted, fall in the autumn and re-grow in spring.

 

On conifers and pines, the leaves are more like fronds or needles. 

 

Fronds

 

That type of leaf is more able to withstand the cold of winter. New leaves grow in the spring on evergreens.

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