Trees in autumn

Some tree facts for autumn Why do trees lose their leaves? Deciduous trees lose their leaves in autumn, the process takes place over four to six weeks as daylight hours shorten and temperatures decrease. This provokes the tree into the process known as abscission. The...

How does a tree live?

How does a tree live? Trees are anchored into the soil by their roots.  The roots also take up water containing dissolved minerals, which then travels up the tree via special vessels called xylem within the wood of the tree. This upward passage of water and nutrients...