The Relationship Between Deciduous Trees and Foliage

by Gen Wright - Date: 2008-12-24 - Word Count: 541 Share This!

A deciduous tree is most commonly found in a forest. If a deciduous tree is located in an urban area then the tree is usually planted along a walkway or a sidewalk. A deciduous tree is commonly found in conjunction with other trees, plants and flowers in both urban and rural areas. The deciduous tree does not compete with surrounding foliage for water or attention. This is the perfect tree to have as part of outdoor landscaping. There are many plants and flowers that work will with and compliment a deciduous tree.

A deciduous tree comes in many different shapes and general outlines. The shape of the deciduous tree will determine the height and branch width of the tree. It is important to know the shape of the deciduous tree before planting in order to ensure that the deciduous tree is planted in a proper location and that there is adequate clearance from other obstacles.

One of the more popular shapes of the deciduous tree is columnar. A columnar deciduous tree is tall in structure and not very wide. A round deciduous tree is about as broad as the tree is tall. This type of tree is most commonly found in landscaping projects or back or front yards. A weeping deciduous tree, for example the weeping willow, is when the branches of the deciduous tree tend to bend downward in a weeping motion.

Other common shapes of a deciduous tree include conical, broad, elliptical and upright. A conical deciduous tree is when the tree is more cone shaped. This means that the tree is broad at the base but becomes narrower at the top. A broad deciduous tree is a wide vase like shape. An elliptical deciduous tree is a popular type of tree because the tree is not very broad or wide. The last shape that a deciduous tree can take on is upright. This is when the deciduous tree has a narrow vase shape.

Each of the shapes and types of deciduous trees that are mentioned above has different types of leaves or foliage. A deciduous tree that is located in a cold climate tends to shed its leaves during the winter months whereas a deciduous tree that is in a dry climate will shed its leaves during the driest months of the year. There are other factors that can cause a deciduous tree to shed its leaves. One of the factors is a lack of water or moisture.

The foliage of a deciduous tree can vary in color from a dark green to a yellow fall color. The leaves of a deciduous tree can become scorched when placed in dry conditions or when there is a negative rooting situation. A negative rooting situation can be described as a situation that prevents the roots from becoming rooted deep into the soil. As the seasons change the leaves will turn to red and then eventually brown before they are shed.

A deciduous tree is one of the most popular trees. It is because of the beauty of a deciduous tree as the tree blooms and then slowly changes color during the spring, summer and fall months. This is one of the most colorful and gorgeous times of the year.

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