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Name: Katie D.
Status: student
Age: 17
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Date: 4/3/2004


Question:
Is there a relationship between the age of trees and the resilience of their leaves?


Replies:
The leaves themselves change from leaf buds to juvenile to mature forms. Very young trees (i.e., seedlings) might have seedling-type juvenile leaves before developing leaves characteristic of the tree.

http://www.gardening123.com/glossary/display_term.asp?ID=112676&Page=1&Letter=J

Also leaves on sucker branches can be atypical of the tree:

http://www.chengappa.demon.co.uk/planes/text/identification.html

Anthony Brach, Ph.D



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