Deciduous Trees

Deciduous Trees are a type of tree that seasonally sheds their leaves for part of the year—typically in the autumn. As a natural occurring process for conserving water during winter or drought seasons, deciduous trees will often display bright autumn colors as they prepare for shedding their leaves as the production of chlorophyll pigments is decreased. Deciduous trees are commonly found in temperate forest biomes, and mixed subtropical and tropical biomes.

Why do leaves change color in autumn?

Leaves on trees change color in the fall season due to reduced chlorophyll pigment production in preparation for shedding their leaves for the winter. Brighter leaf colors occur in environments where nights are cold and days are shorter.

Why do trees lose their leaves?

Trees shed their leaves to conserve water for either the winter season in temperate climates or for the dry season in tropical and subtropical environments.

What is a Deciduous Tree?

Deciduous Trees are trees that naturally shed their leaves during specific seasons.

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Tulip Tree
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Height: 70’-100’ | 21.3-30.5 m
Width (Canopy): 40’-50’ | 12.2-15.2 m
Leaf Shape: Squarish outline, 3-4 lobed
Leaves (Length): 4.0”-6.0” | 10.2-15.2 cm
Leaves (Width): 3.0”-4.0” | 7.6-10.2 cm
Color: Green-yellow; vibrant yellow (fall)
Scientific Name: Liriodendron tulipifera

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Dogwood Tree
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Height: 25’-40’ | 7.6-12.2 m
Width (Canopy): 20’-30’ | 6.1-9.1 m
Leaf Shape: Oval
Leaves (Length): 3.0”-6.0” | 7.6-15.2 cm
Color: Green slightly pale below
Scientific Name: Cornus Florida

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Hawthorn Tree
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Height: 15’-49’ | 4.6-14.9 m
Width (Canopy): 35’-85’ | 10.7-25.9 m
Leaf Shape: Ovate with serrate on the margin
Leaves (Length): 3.0”-4.0” | 7.6-10.2 cm
Leaves (Width): 2.0”-3.0” | 5.1-7.6 cm
Color: Green; white flower bloom
Scientific Name: Crataegus

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Blue Palo Verde Tree
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Height: 25’-30’ | 7.6-9.1 m
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25’-30’ | 7.6-9.1 m
Leaf Shape:
Tiny leaves with pods
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Light green; yellow (seasonal)
Scientific Name:
Parkinsonia florida

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White Ash | American Ash Tree
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Height: 50’-80’ | 15.2-24.4 m
Width (Canopy): 40’-50’ | 12.2-15.2 m
Leaf Shape: Five to Nine leaflets per leaf
Leaves (Length): 8”-15” | 20.3-38.1 cm
Color: Dark green and lighter below; yellowish with purple (Seasonal)
Scientific Name: Fraxinus americana

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