By Amberlyn t and Rachel s
Texas red oak
Climate: can with Stan high heat and low amount of water, best climate region is south
leaves:7-9 brittle lobes on the leaves sometimes more and can be less, symmetrical in placement around the branches, upper leaf surface is dark and under surface is pale with turfs of hair.
produces flowers- flowers are a reddish brown
reproduction method: pollen from the flowers on the tree fall to other flowers on the ground and then when it rains and shines the reproduction of the texas red oak has been made!
organisms that are dependent on the tree: birds for nesting, shelter for squirrel's , and for spiders they spin there webs across the branches to capture there prey.
factors the prevent tree from growing, reproducing and surviving: to much rain kills tree, kids tear off the leaves, and kids break the branches.
parisites that affect the tree: when fungus grows on the tree
abiotic factors needed to survive: water and sun for energy to photosynthesis
Magnolia southern tree
Growth rate:it can get up to 125 feet but the average is 60 to 80 feet
Climate:full sun even moisture is the best for it it's grows best in the south.
reproduction method:magnolia can be grown from seeds from cutting or by grafting. Seeds are spread by birds ,mammals and heavy rains . during the first and second spring after the seed falls young seedlings are susceptible to damage from frost.
what organisms are dependent on the tree?: beetles eat the leaves of the magnolias tree and song birds when they migrate they look for the magnolia tree top shelter in.
limiting factors of a magnolia tree?: if the tree is on a hill then all the water slide down and it doesn't get enough water. if there is construction by then all the dirt gets on it and it would be harder for the plant to grow.
what parasites affect the tree?: there is mold and fungus on the branches. the honeydew on the branches attracts the fungus and mold. it also attracts the bees, flys and wasps.
what abiotic factors does the tree need? water , sun and soil
what are the short term and long term affects for the tree being in this region? the short term affects are like kids playing around the trees and breaking off the branches . since many of the trees are on hills it doesn't get enough water. the long term affects are since its on a hill its gets plenty of sunlight and since its at the school people do take care of the trees each day.