Trees around Timberview

includes Magnolia, Red Ceder, and Texas Red Oak

Magnolia Tree

  • Grows to 30-90 feet with a width of up to 50 inches.
  • Magnolia's prefer a temperate climate and being in a sunny spot.
  • It lives between 80-120 years.
  • It has broad, dark green leaves that are in the shape of an oval. They are precisely 5 inches long and 2 inches wide. They are also stiff and leathery.
  • It produces lemons scented white flowers.
  • The large white flowers on the Magnolia bloom in the fall and release seeds which drop carefully to the ground and are spread by winds, small animals, and heavy rains. From there they get in the soil from small holes dug by animals or blown over by winds. They then grow.
  • Animals that depend on the tree are- Birds, Parasites, and Insects.
  • The tree depends on water, carbon dioxide, the sun, and the climate to help with photosynthesis, so it can grow into a big strong tree.
  • The limiting features are harsh winds, new organisms living in it, parasites, and humans.
  • Parasites that feed off the tree are aphids, termites, leaf mines, and the Magnolia Scale.
  • Its adaptations are adapting to new climates, and civilization.
  • Short term effects- pleasing to the eye, provides small habitat for animals, and provides little shade.
  • Long term- Provides shade, blocks view of the factory, provides larger living space for animals, and takes up other plant living space.

Red Ceder Tree

  • 70-80 feet with a diameter of 48-60 inches.
  • The Red Ceder can grow under various and extreme climates.
  • It lives to 800 years or older.
  • The leaves are evergreen and have scale roots. They are opposite of each other and they closely overlap. They have a protruding resin gland. The lateral leaves are folded.
  • It produces a cone.
  • It reproduces by seeds and vegetatively by laying.
  • Animals that depend on the tree are birds, squirrels, insects and parasites.
  • Its limiting factors are humans, parasites, and the climate.
  • The parasites that effect the Red Ceder tree are termites.
  • Abiotic factors that this tree needs for survival are; water, sunlight, and carbon dioxide.
  • This tree has a short term affect that provides a small habitat for organisms and it looks very presentable.
  • Long term effects include growing to it's full length, causing other plants to lose growth room and less pleasing looks.
  • adaptations are humans and climate.

Texas Red Oak Tree

  • Has a growth rate of 30-50 feet.
  • This type of oak grows best in dry climates since it requires little water. it also has a high heat tolerance.
  • It's life span is usually 50-100 years. It CAN grow longer.
  • The fruits it includes are red/brown flowers and acorns.
  • The leaves are a lovely shade of green in the summer and turn yellow and red in the fall.They are medium pronged sized leaves, that the flowers complement well. The veins come from the middle and are in the form of a latter.
  • To reproduce the oak, drops the acorns which gets in the ground through different processes and then undergoes pollination and fertilization. Then it grows.
  • Biotic organisms that depend on the tree and birds, insects, and parasites.
  • Limiting factors to the trees growth are humans and parasites.
  • Parasites that affect it are termites, wasps, insects that represent scales on a fish, and locust.
  • Abiotic factors it needs are sunlight, water, and carbon dioxide.
  • short term affects are a nice look and small habitat for organisms.
  • Long term affects are over growing, and taking over the small habitat.
  • Possible adaptations are climate and civilization.