Some Trees In Keller

By Abby Galbreath, Luis A. Pinero-Perez, and Andrew Shore,

These are some trees in Keller TX

For Mr. Rowland's Class

Red Oak

Growth Rate: 2” per year

Full Height: 45’-60’

Habitat: Rich mesic woods

Life Span: 200-400 years

Leaf Description: Bristle tipped leaves

Flowers/Fruit: Acorns

Reproduction Method: Acorns

Dependent Organisms: Squirrels

Limiting Factors: Terrain and amount of squirrels/insects

Affecting Parasites: Grubs and wasps

Possible Adaptations: Harder acorn shells

Abiotic Factors: Water, air/wind speed, soil

Effects on Environment: Provides habitats and food for animals

Live Oak

Growth Rate: 2’-2.5’ per year

Full Height: 100’ at full maturity

Habitat: Regional occurrence

Life Span:250 years

Leaf Description: Small ovate leaves with small points

Flowers/Fruit: Staminate flowers on catkins, Pistillate / Acorns

Reproduction Method: Acorns

Dependent Organisms: Squirrels

Limiting Factors: Terrain and amount of squirrels/insects

Affecting Parasites: Grubs and wasps

Possible Adaptations: Harder acorn shells

Abiotic Factors: Water, air/wind speed, soil

Effects on Environment: Provides habitats and food for animals

S. Magnolia

Growth Rate: 1.5’ per year

Full Height: 90’

Habitat: Lowland and coastal woods

Life Span: 80-120 years

Leaf Description:Smooth and broadly ovate

Flowers/Fruit: Bright white flowers

Reproduction Method: Flowers

Dependent Organisms: Gnats (Live on/eat flower)

Limiting Factors: Water availability and insects

Affecting Parasites: Any plant-eating insect

Possible Adaptations: Waxy leaves

Abiotic Factors: Water and temperature

Effects on Environment: N/A

Red Cedar

Growth Rate: 7’ to 1” per year

Full Height: 15’

Habitat: Rocky soil/Clay

Life Span: 795 years

Leaf Description: Bristle/Needles

Flowers/Fruit: Small pellet shaped seeds

Reproduction Method: Seeds

Dependent Organisms: Wasps

Limiting Factors: Insects

Affecting Parasites: N/A

Possible Adaptations: Small seed which are digested by birds and grow in their waste

Abiotic Factors: Amount of sunlight

Effects on Environment: Can catch fire if too dry