Tree FAQs:


Q: Is a tree a perennial plant with an elongated stem?

A: Yes, or trunk, supporting branches and leaves in most species.

Q: Are trees cut down annually and about 5 billion are planted?

A: Yes.

Q: Are trees characterised by a lack of showy parts?

A: Yes, and no scent and a copious production of pollen, often with separate male and female flowers, or separate male and female trees.

Q: Is a tree any plant with the general form of an elongated stem?

A: Yes, or trunk, which supports the photosynthetic leaves or branches at some distance above the ground.

Q: Are trees used as spices?

A: Yes.

Q: Are trees often planted in town environments where they are known as street trees or amenity trees?

A: Yes.

Q: Are trees wind pollinated which may be an evolutionary adaptation to take advantage of increased wind speeds high above the ground?

A: Yes, and particularly in the case of those that produce pollen before the leaves emerge.

Q: Are trees hardwood?

A: Yes.

Q: Are trees compact but are structurally similar to those of broad-leaved trees?

A: Yes.

Q: Are trees widely gathered as fodder for livestock and some can be eaten by humans but they tend to be high in tannins which makes them bitter?

A: Yes.

Q: Are trees the source of many of the world's best known fleshy fruits?

A: Yes.

Q: Are trees able to compete better for sunlight?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a tree a mountain ash growing in Tasmania with a height of 99?

A: Yes.

Q: Are trees either evergreen?

A: Yes, and having foliage that persists and remains green throughout the year, or deciduous, shedding their leaves at the end of the growing season and then having a dormant period without foliage.

Q: Are trees planted and tended by humans?

A: Yes, and usually because they provide food , ornamental beauty, or some type of wood product that benefits people.

Q: Are trees not a taxonomic group but include a variety of plant species that have independently evolved a woody trunk and branches as a way to tower above other plants to compete for sunlight?

A: Yes.

Q: Are trees interconnected through their root system?

A: Yes, and forming a colony.

Q: Are trees an orchard?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a tree seen as manifestations of a goddess who offers her blessings by giving fruits in abundance?

A: Yes.

Q: Are trees an important part of the terrestrial ecosystem?

A: Yes, and providing essential habitats including many kinds of forest for communities of organisms.

Q: Are trees eudicots?

A: Yes, and the "true dicotyledons", so named because the seeds contain two cotyledons or seed leaves.

Q: Are trees cleared to increase the amount of land available for agriculture?

A: Yes.

Q: Are trees commonly defined by use?

A: Yes, for instance as those plants which yield lumber.

Q: Are trees also typically defined by height?

A: Yes, and with smaller plants from 0.5 to 10 m being called shrubs, so the minimum height of a tree is only loosely defined.

Q: Were trees killed by this disease?

A: Yes.