Branches and foliage of a tree
Main stem of a tree
Layer of cells underneath the trees bark
The study of tree classification
Technical name for tree surgery
Species of tree commonly used as coppice
Fungal infection of Ash trees
Common species of tree known for its silvery bark
Trees which keep their leaves all year
Trees that lose their leaves in Autumn
Group of trees that commonly bear needles and cones
Species of broadleaved tree commonly found on chalkland with smooth grey bark and simple green leaves
Species of tree commonly found growing near water, used in making cricket bats
Technical term for the growing and cultivation of trees
Most common species of Christmas tree
Tree or plant that bears both male and female reproductive parts
Tube-like cells within the trunk that transport nutrients up or down the tree
Tube-like cells within the trunk that transport water and minerals up the tree
Process by which trees and plants generate their own food
Microscopic green structure found inside plant cells that captures energy from sunlight
The scientific study of plants
Common species of slow growing trees valued for their durable timber
Foliage that is streaked or mottled with contrasting colours
Part of a plant that anchors it to a solid surface and absorbs water and nutrients
Offspring of different species
To fell a tree so that the base sprouts to make new trees
Scientific grouping of species
Common softwood tree valued for its timber
Species of tree that produces pink/white blossom in spring and small, round fruit in summer
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