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Trees

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Trees of Ireland

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Trees

  1. 1. Trees!
  2. 2. Tree names we know
  3. 3. Tree shapes in general… Trees form a wide crown or top so that their leaves will get lots of sunlight. Where trees are close together, they grow narrow to reach the light.
  4. 4. Weather Affects Tree Shapes Conifers/ evergreen trees are shaped so the snow will fall off them and the branches won’t break. Palm trees are flexible and let wind through their leaves easily to stand up to strong hurricane winds in America etc.
  5. 5. There are two main types of tree in Ireland • Deciduous • Evergreen/ Coniferous Loses leaves in winter Always green! Why does Ireland not have all evergreen/conifer trees? Broad leaves Narrow leaves, tall and narrow tree at the top
  6. 6. An Oak Tree Look at the shape of this oak tree. It has wide-spreading branches. It is quite common to find it alone. • Is this tree deciduous or a conifer?
  7. 7. Oak Leaf • Tell me three adjectives to describe this leaf. • The Oak has O so many points!
  8. 8. A Sycamore Tree A Sycamore tree can grow to 20m. It is usually found in parks or streets. • Is this tree deciduous or a conifer?
  9. 9. A Sycamore Leaf • Tell me three adjectives to describe this leaf. • Sycamore has 5 sticky fingers
  10. 10. Horse Chestnut Tree Largest tree. It can grow to 25 m. • Is this tree deciduous or a conifer?
  11. 11. Horse Chestnut • Tell me three adjectives to describe this leaf. • Horse Chestnut has 5 open fingers.
  12. 12. Common Ash Tree An Ash Tree can grow to 25 m. You can see daylight through it because of its feathery leaves. It is usually found in woods and in parks.
  13. 13. Ash Tree • Tell me three adjectives to describe this leaf. • A sure it’s got loads of leaves!
  14. 14. Holly Tree • A Holly tree grows to around 10m. The berries of the Holly are poisonous. It often looks like a shrub. • Is this tree deciduous or a conifer?
  15. 15. Beech Tree A Beech tree can grow to 25m. Look at it’s rounded shape. It’s leaves can almost touch the ground. It is so dense you cannot see through it.
  16. 16. Beech Tree • Tell me three adjectives to describe this leaf. • Like a surf board at the ‘beach’!
  17. 17. It takes years for trees to grow to these heights! • You can tell how old a tree is by counting its rings. Dendrochronology
  18. 18. How old is this tree?

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