TREES!

By: Gabi Galloway, Clara McKasson, and Lauren Barnes

Texas Red Oak

Growth Rate- moderate

Full Height-

Climate it grows best in-

Life span- 50-100 years

Leaves are medium sized deciduous very common type leave.

Does not produce flowers, produces acorns.

Reproduction method- Another tree blossoms. Blossoms turn into acorns. Acorns fall another tree grows.

Scientific Name- Quercus buckleyi

To help the tree survive we would water it, give it sunlight, and provide a healthy, clean aired environment.

Animals including birds, elk, timberwolves, mountain lions, and white tailed deer are dependent on the tree. Acorns are also dependent on the tree.

Limiting factors that would prevent the tree from growing and reproducing are no water, no sunlight, and that would give it no photosynthesis.

Fungi and insects are the parasites that effect the possible adaptations.

Possible adaptations are bark for the cold, roots for water, acorns to feed animals.

Mulch, water, air, and sunlight are the abiotic factors it needs to survive.

Effect it will have on TMS environment: Growth, give us oxygen, shade. We need these things the tree provides for us.

White Cedar

Growth rate- slow growth rate How long doea it live- 400-800 years oldScientific name- Thujaoccidentails Abiotic factors- water, rich soil, sunlightShort and long term effects it will have on the TMS environment- growth of tree and produces flowers and more trees, oxygen, provides shade.Humans need some of these things to survive. Climate it grows best in- humid climates like in TexasLeaves- dull yellowish green, 3-5 millimetersProduces flowersTo help it survive I would get a humidifier, water, sunlight.The caterpillar, termites, and other insects affect the white cedar. Deer grazing are dependent on the biotic factors of the white cedar tree. Adaptaions- to survive in the cold without dying, highly aciid organic soildReproduction method- It blows the seeds, seeds germinate from the sunlight, then a tree grows.

Southern Magnolia

Growth rate- 12-24 inches per year.Full height- 100 ft.Climate it grows best in- warm temperate to semitropical climates.Life span- 80-120 years.Leaves are simple and broadly ovate.Produces flowers.To help it survive you would need to give it water, sunlight, and the correct climate and temperatures it needs to survive in. Adaptations- Cork layer does not burn easily and is relativly resistent to heat. It needs the abiotic factors of water, sunlight, and carbon dioxide to survive. It needs the biotic factors of bees to pollunate it, and animals to feed off it and live in it. The Short and Long term effects it will have on the TMS environment are: Giving shade and a beautiful completed look for our school, and giving us all oxygen.