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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 teeth, a deciduous incisor and an upper deciduous incisor, were respectively found in 1976 and 1992 but so far it had been impossible to establish their origins.
Deciduous hedges offer a changing display throughout the year, attractive in spring and summer when in full leaf, with tinted foliage in autumn.
e nonnative conifer trees were limiting the growth of the native deciduous forest trees so now that the pines, spruces and rs have been felled we are ready to plant the new seedlings to grow in their place.
One of the principal cultural practices in deciduous fruit orchards and vineyards is irrigation and its successful accomplishment frequently determines whether the grower makes a profit.
Hi Barry, The best time will depend on whether it is evergreen or deciduous magnolia.
Their data suggest that the forests on the flats, once dominated by black spruce and white spruce, are shifting in character, becoming made up of more and more deciduous trees, which shed their leaves in autumn.
Prune hardy evergreen hedges and tidy deciduous overgrown ones.
Move displaced deciduous trees and shrubs, if you haven't already done so.
com/), a large tree nursery in the Seattle area, has reported that all the deciduous trees in the nursery have gone into full show of their fall colors.
The two sites were separated by 25 kin, and mature forest stands differed considerably in structure and species composition between the sites; one site was deciduous and the other was mixed-deciduous-conifer forest.
As part of an Inventory of Pteridophytes of the Biosphere Reserves of "El Triunfo" and "La Sepultura" in the Sierra Madre and of the deciduous tropical forest in the Jiquipilas Valley in the Central Depression of Chiapas, Mexico, as well as explorations in other areas of this state between 1998 and 2003, five fern species previously were reported for Chiapas: Hemionitis levyi and Doryopteris concolor var.