Why Do Trees Lose Their Leaves?

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Trees lose leaves for a number of reasons including to conserve energy over the winter and thwart damage to the tree. In addition, trees lose their leaves to protect themselves from wilting and dying during cold winds, by shedding leaves they preserve their moisture in the trunk and branches.
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Tree growth periods usually end in late June. Buds are set, and the carbohydrates the tree has produced in its leaves are stored in stems, roots and branches instead of the tree using
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Deciduous trees lose their leaves in the fall. They lose their leaves to survive and conserve water.
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There are many methods of controlling leaf size. trimming the roots, adjusting the fertilizer, careful trimming. it's not just a question of forcing a tree to live in a small pot.
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In early autumn, the veins that carry fluids to the leaves close off. A layer of cells severs the tissue that support the leaves and caps off the end of the branch. The leaves gradually fall off.
Not all plants lose their leaves. Conifers remain green and keep their leaves for two to four years.
Trees lose there leaves when the seaons change. As the temperature goes down the tree starts to go dormant. During the winter time the tree is really just asleep.
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