3 Wonderful Trees
White Cedar, Southern Magnolia, Texas Red Oak
White Cedar Tree-
Growth Rate: medium Full height: 13-24 ft tall Recommended Climate: warm and sunny Region: southern Quebec to the edge of Ontario Life span: 300 years Flowers: Pinkish-white, large flowers Leaves: Bright green in the summer and red in the fall Reproduction Method: asexual Human care: plant the tree away from weeds and with moist soil and plenty of sunlight and water What organisms depend on the tree? Squirrels eat the acorns and birds depend on the tree for their shelter
Growth Rate: slow to moderate Full Height: 60-80 ft tall Recommended Climate: 49-80 degrees Region: Extends from Eastern North Carolina, South along the atlantic coast and across Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas Life span: 80 to 120 years Flowers: The Magnolia produces large, white, fragrant flowers Leaves: The leaves are evergreen, have an elliptical shape, 5-10 inches in length Reproduction Method: Seeds are released Human Care: Needs partial shade, rich, well-drained soil, and water. Which organisms depend on the tree? Squirrels, opossums, quail, & turkey eat the seeds and humans use it for timber.
Texas Red Oak-
Growth Rate: 2 ft every year for 10 years Full height: 60-75 ft tall Recommended Climate: warm/west Texas Region: southern North america Life span: 500 years Flowers: Reddish Brown catkins 1-3in long Leaves: 4-8 in long with pointed spine- tipped lobes dark green turning bright red in the fall Reproduction Method: Asexual Human care: It has a high tempature tolerance and has low water requirement it needs to be exposed to the sun aswell. Which organisms depend on the tree? Bees for pollen and birds for nests.
Their Roll in The Ecosystem-
Light quality and the tempature that the trees are in effect the growth of the tree and restricts the amount of flowers or food it can produce. Also, parasites, squirrels, and weeds effect the the adaptations for the trees. Trees also need alot of abiotic factors for survival such as sunlight, water, and carbon dioxide to make glucose from photosynthesis. Humans benefit from trees by breathing in the oxygen they produce and even using them for shade!