Timberview Trees

Nef Ortiz, Tanner Oliver, Johnnie Greenhill

Texas Red Oak

Basic Information




  • Rate of Growth - 24-30in annually
  • Full Height - 75 feet
  • Region - Central Texas
  • Climate - Warm Temperatures, Humid weather
  • Best Grows In - Spring
  • Age - 100 years and more

Leaves


  • Alternate
  • Simple
  • Parted
  • Lobed
  • Shape- Elliptic
  • Length - 4-8 inches
  • Color - Green
  • Fall Color - Red, Orange


Reproduction Method


  • Produces Acorns reddish/brown, 1 inch long.
  • Produces at age 25, but abundantly at age 50.


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Needs


  • Full Sun
  • Clay, sand, alkaline, and well drained soil
  • Prefers Warm moist soil
  • Space to grow
  • Drought Tolerance, but needs water

Organisms Dependent on the Tree

Many organisms are dependent on the Texas Red oak for survival, some of which are

Squirrels, Caterpillars, leaf miners, Lace Bugs, Birds/Nests, Twig Pruner.


Limiting Factors

The limiting factors of the Texas Red Oak include Humans cutting down trees, Weather (drought, freeze) because it would kill the tree if extreme, Bad soil which would not allow the plant to grow, not enough space for growth of the roots.

Abiotic Factors

Abiotic factors that the Texas Red oak are dependent on is sunlight and water.


Parasites

Parasites that infect the tree are insects such as spiders and termites.

Possible Adaptations

Adaptations that the Texas Red Oak could have adopted include, Drought resistance, Intense Heat, Different soil.


Short and Long Term effects on T.M.S


Long Term

The long term effects that the Texas Red oak would have on Timberview middle school include making the soil more fertile, because of the acorns and recycling of nutrients back into the soil. Larger organisms such as birds and squirrels would be attracted to timber view because of the plants.


Short Term

The short term effects that the Texas Red oak would have on Timberview include, More seeds (acorns) and Small organisms such as insects.











Texas Live Oak

Basic Information


  • Rate of Growth - 24-30in annually
  • Full Height - 40-80feet
  • Region - southernTexas
  • Climate - Warm Temperatures, Humid weather
  • Best Grows In - Spring
  • Age - 200 years and more

Leaves


  • Greenh all year
  • Simple
  • Narrow
  • Long Oval
  • Slightly rolled underneath

Flowers

Produces small Blue flowers


Reproduction Method


  • Produces Acorns reddish/brown, 1 inch long.


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Growing


  • Alkaline soil
  • grought tolerant
  • moist warm air
  • Clay soil

Organisms Dependent on the Tree

Many organisms are dependent on the Texas Live oak for survival, some of which are

Squirrels, Caterpillars, Bird/nests.


Limiting Factors

The limiting factors of the Texas Live Oak include Humans cutting down trees, weather (drought, freeze), bad soil, and not enough space for the roots to grow.



Abiotic Factors

Abiotic factors that the Texas live Oak depends on are sunlight, and water.



Parasites

Parasites that infect the Texas live Oak are Oakworms, Tophrina Fungus, Xyella atidious, and Armillaria Mellea. All of which eat away at the trees.


Possible Adaptations


Adaptations that the Texas Live Oak include, Drought resistance, Heat tolerance, and the ability to produce a lot of acorns for continuous survival.


Short and Long Term effects on T.M.S

Long Term


Long term effects of the Texas Live Oak are fertile soil (because of the acorns and recycling of the nutrients, it also lives up to 200 years, it would reproduce many more trees, and it would cause less weeds to grow(FIghting for water).



Short Term


Short term effects of the Texas Live Oak are more acorns and more small organisms brought to Timberview.

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Magnolia

Basic Information


  • Rate of Growth - 24in annually
  • Full Height - 60-80feet
  • Region - Southern Texas
  • Climate - Dry
  • Best Grows In - Spring
  • Age - 100

Leaves


  • Single Leaf
  • 30 inches long and 10 inches wide at most
  • Green


Flowers

Bloom in early spring, varies in color


Reproduction Method

Produces seeds; large red seeds


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Growing


  • Plenty of Water
  • Plenty of sunlight
  • Softer soil
  • Rich nutrient filled soil

Organisms Dependent on the tree

Organisms that are dependent on the Magnolia for survival, include Birds, insects and small mammals


Limiting Factors

Limiting factors of the Magnolia tree are humans cutting down trees, weather (drought, freeze), bad soil, not enough space for growth, and not enough sunlight to grow.



Parasites

Parasites that infect the Magnolia are wasps, mites, and Lady beetle Lance, which cause the plant to die if infected badly.



Possible Adaptations

The adaptations that the Magnolia have adopted include, larger Leaves for more protection against the sun, and deep roots to gather more water.

Abiotic Factors

Abiotic Factors that the Magnolia tree relies on are sunlight and water.



Short and Long Term effects on T.M.S

Long Term

The long term effects that the Magnolia would have on Timberview is that it would, live up o 100 years, so it would reproduce more trees, and less weeds because they would fight for water.

Short Term

Short term effects that it would have on Timberview would be that more flowers would be around, and more Organisms attracted to timber view looking for a home.

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The White Cedar

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Facts

Basic information



  • Maximum Height- from 15 m to 25 m.
  • Growth Rate- less than 12 inches a year.
  • Region- The Eastern White Cedar is found around Northwestern Ontario whereas the Atlantic White Cedar is found near the Atlantic coast.
  • Climate- swampy areas with moist soils.
  • Life Span- 100+ years.



Leaves

Leaf Facts
  • Opposite of each other.
  • Scale like.
  • Closely overlapping.



Fruit

The fruit of the White Cedar is a pale cinnamon brown, it is oblong in shape and is around 8-13 mm long.

Seed Method (Reproduction)

Cones are developed and those, in turn, hold the seeds to the cedar's life. Once these cones drop from the tree they plant those seeds of life into the nurturing soil and create another white cedar.

Growing

In order to for a white cedar to grow, it needs shade and very moist soil. You do not want to put it in an area that frost, though. It needs quite a bit of space to grow and likes water.


Abiotic Factors needed

  • Sunlight
  • Water

Organisms Dependent on it

Humans rely on this, ever-giving tree, for its water and rot resisting wood. These can be used to make very good wooden products. White-tailed deer, snow-shoe hares and porcupines browse on the foliage and the white cedar provides thermal cover for white-tailed dee, moose, and black bear. Also, Pileated Woodpeckers rely on these trees for food (the Carpenter Ants) that eat the tree.

Limiting Factors

  • Over-eating the tree's foliaged can retard growth of trees that are 7' or less.
  • Due to its thin bark it is very susceptible to combustion.
  • Lack of water

Parasites

These trees are relatively free of all parasitic animals. Even so, it is only affected by the Carpenter Ant and the Arborvitae Leafminer.

Adaptations

More widespread roots allow for the White Cedar to reach water sources easier.

Short and Long Term effects on the TMS Enviroment

Long Term

  • Attracts large quantities of animals of all diversities to TMS
  • Also brings Carpenter Ants to the wood of Timberview


Short Term

  • Brings more predators to eat the small animals that are attracted by the magnetism of the beautiful tree.