Timberview Trees

Hannah Sawyer, Kendall North, Kate Banwell

Southern Magnolia Tree

Southern Magnolia Tree

Growth Rate- 12 to 24 inches a year

Full Height- 100 feet

Climate it grows best in- Late spring and early summer

Life span- 80 to 120 years

Leaves- shiny green, with a reddish color on the bottom

Produces- large creamy white and very fragile flowers

Reprocuction Method- Their fragrance attracts beetles which finally carry out the pollination for these trees. Once the pollination is done, the trees bear fruits which contain seeds. The magnolia tree seed pods or fruits are in the shape of a cone, which is green in color and full of scales. As the fruit matures, the fruit breaks and the bright red seeds are exposed. The seeds can then either transform into plants or may be fed on by birds.

Texas Red Oak Tree

Growth Rate- about 24 inches annually

Full Height- 75 feet

Climate it grows best in- rain occurs annually most in mid summer

Life Span- 200 years

Leaves- deeply lobed, and have bristles on the ends of some lobes

Produces- Nothing

Reproduction Method-

Live Oak Tree

Growth Rate- 3 to 2 1/2 feet per year

Full Height- 100 feet

Climate it grows best in- late spring and early summer

Life Span- 200 to 300 years

Leaves- waxy shiny leaves, curved more into a oval shape

Produces- Acorns

Reproduction Method- before the tree becomes too old, nature must first oversee the process of pollenation, fertilization and dispersal of the seeds

Red Cedar Tree

Growth Rate- 7 to 12 inches a year

Full Height- 120 feet

Climate it grows best in- It is an extremely adaptable tree

Life Span- 150 years

Leaves- scaly and green, and very short

Produces- Nothing

Reproduction Method- Needles come out of the tree, blown by the wind onto the ground and planted by the wind and dirt covering and covering it

What parasites affect all of the trees possible adaptations?

Scales, oak worms, basket worms, cedar apple rust, aspen bracket fungus, common types of fungus, algae, and spider mites.

What abiotic factors do the trees need for survival?

Water, soil/dirt, air, natural sunlight, and room to grow.

Trees affects on the TMS environment?

The short terms affects on the environments are that there is less room, shade, and appearance. The long term affects are that the trees reproduce, there is more plant life, the trees give us oxygen, more small animals, and less area to build on.

Biotic factors that damage the tree from growing?

Floods, if there is too much water that is being watered to the tree it can kill the tree. If the area is too crowded with other trees that the tree can not get enough light and energy to grow and live.

What animals use the trees for nutrients?

Insects, Squirrels, Birds, Rabbits, and Gophers and many other small animals.