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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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The focus, for the second part, returns to deciduous trees.
Deciduous trees - trees that lose their leaves yearly - grow in temperate climes.
Greater numbers of deciduous trees will bring benets, boosting local C/ora and fauna and improving habitats for animals.
Move displaced deciduous trees and shrubs, if you haven't already done so.
These deciduous trees are ideal as specimens for smaller gardens and should do well in any fertile, well-drained soil in sun, although they will tolerate some light shade.
Most deciduous trees have broad leaves and hard wood, while most coniferous trees (or conifers) have needles and softer wood.
Autumn planting could then be reserved for genuinely hardy, deciduous trees, fruit trees, soft fruit and hedging such as beech, hornbeam, hazel and hawthorn.
Plant bare-rooted stock of deciduous trees and shrubs.
Candidates can choose from one of eight broad-leafed deciduous trees at a forest in Mid Wales.
This time of year, you can walk into the garden department of any home improvement center and select from many different types of deciduous trees, such as apricots, plums, apples and nectarines.
It's as if the heavens had sent a message to the forest industry reminding them that, in this area, deciduous trees would have withstood the winds much better than pine," said Bergland.
Deciduous trees should be placed to shade the mass of the stone and the wall, maintaining cooler ambient temperatures in summer.