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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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contract jEnrvselja procured during the monitoring station for air into the system and the automatic system of chambers and used for gas exchange in the shoots of deciduous trees (co2, water vapor, nox) in the measurement of the research program.
The ongoing trend on the flats where coniferous trees are replaced by deciduous trees echoes a similar shift that occurred sometime between 1,000 and 500 years ago, coinciding with what's called the Medieval Climate Anomaly.
In the case of deciduous trees, suitable plants such as bluebells, lily-of-the-valley and hardy cyclamen can be clustered around the base of a trunk and where the canopy is high and soil moisture retention is good, it may be possible to grow suitable plants well within the area of the canopy.
Greater numbers of deciduous trees will bring benets, boosting local C/ora and fauna and improving habitats for animals.
Deciduous trees and shrubs that flower in winter or early spring are a bouquet maker's dream.
A genus of 11 species of deciduous trees, the catalpa is found near riverbanks and in the woodlands of China and North America.
Most deciduous trees can be transplanted without soil on their roots (bare-rooted), but evergreens and more difficult deciduous types should have their roots covered in a ball of soil wrapped in hessian.
Deciduous trees will drop their leaves in the autumn to let in more light when overheating is less of a problem, and internal blinds can deal with glare when the sun is out.
PLANT deciduous trees as soon as conditions permit, especially those which flower or leaf early in spring.
The best time for planting bare-rooted and root-balled deciduous trees is after their leaves have fallen in the autumn but before the leaf buds begin to break in spring.
The marsh tit uses holes in deciduous trees while the willow tit makes its own in rotten wood.
Certain shrubs follow this pattern, but not deciduous trees common in the northeastern United States, he notes.