Trees

Trees can be identified based on their physical characteristics: leaves, fruit, and bark. Hardwood trees are deciduous, meaning they lose their leaves every year. Leaves can be opposite or alternate, and either simple or compound. Opposite leaves are diametrically opposed or symmetrical along a branch, while alternate leaves are not directly across from one another. Simple leaves appear by themselves on a stem, while compound leaves are grouped on a stem. Read more at PBS Learning Media

Trees