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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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This spreading deciduous tree offers pleasantly filtered shade and thrives in all except the mildest maritime climates.
A similar change in the Yukon Flats' tree species is occurring today--over the past decade, much of the study area has burned, and young deciduous trees are now growing where black spruce once stood.
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.
have a large number of deciduous trees, all of which show this display of color on a wide variety of trees.
You want to collect and funnel summer breezes, which tend to flow from the southwest, towards living/working spaces by planting evergreen and deciduous trees and shrubs in a "v" shaped pattern.
Working with the aboriginal communities, they selected a site along a path in the Botanical Gardens that marks the boundary between two forests--one a conifer forest that was the ancestral home of groups including the Naskapi, Cree, Innu and Algonquin and a second, made up of deciduous trees, where the Micmac, Malecite, Abenaki and others had traditionally lived.
Evergreens, such as pines and spruces, are not deciduous trees.
The Little Cobb River's course is heavily wooded with deciduous trees, which drop leaves into the river.
The flaming fall displays of sugar maples and other deciduous trees may have a function beyond luring tourists.
CONTINUE to plant deciduous trees and shrubs, especially bare- rooted and root-balled plants.
After a discussion on deciduous trees and why the leaves turn color in the fall, students create a torn-tissue collage.
Planting deciduous trees (which lose their leaves in the fall) provides summer shading, while opening up your home to winter's solar rays.