Characters of Trees and Shrubs (Woody Plants):

  • bark present
    (remnants of living stem tissue from previous years forming a protective skin)

    types of bark:
    "fissured": "checkered":
    "smooth": "shreddy"
    exfoliating strips:

  • trunk and branches possess:
  • annual growth rings in cross section

  • newly formed twigs from current season may lack bark
  • toothpick-like leaves

    Conifers
    broad-leaved

    Angiosperms

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