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deciduous

1. Botany (of trees and shrubs) shedding all leaves annually at the end of the growing season and then having a dormant period without leaves
2. Zoology (of antlers, wings, teeth, etc.) being shed at the end of a period of growth

deciduous

[di′sij·ə·wəs]
(biology)
Falling off or being shed at the end of the growing period or season.

deciduous

Descriptive of trees or shrubs, usually of temperate climates, that shed their leaves annually; characteristic of most hardwoods and a few softwoods.
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It is a framework agreement for the supply of different types and sizes of deciduous trees and conifers.
This deciduous tree grows well in most of the West (except the desert), reaching 15 to 25 feet tall.
15 pines and one deciduous tree are growing on the green area of territory.
A: Some deciduous tree species are prone to retaining their leaves over winter even though they have withered and are no longer functioning.
A mature deciduous tree will "drink" 50,000 litres of water in one year and the roots will drive themselves down to at least six metres in their search for moisture in dry weather - this is below the footings of most domestic houses.
The deciduous tree and the evergreen one cut down last month were both hundreds of years old and partly hollowed out.
Naasz has also served as vice president of the Northwest Horticultural Council where he represented the Washington, Oregon and Idaho deciduous tree fruit industry on federal and international trade issues.
New Growth's care and planting instructions for both conifer and deciduous trees have six easy steps and include detailed step-by-step illustrations features a confer tree, Will Grow and a deciduous tree, Shirley Grow.
Q: This year, just about every deciduous tree on my property has some sort of disease.
Sorbus (Rowan) THIS deciduous tree comes into its own in autumn when it bears bunches of bright red berries and its foliage turns rich red or warm yellows.
Metasequoia glyptostroboides is a deciduous tree related to the sequoia.