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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
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deciduous

[di′sij·ə·wəs]
(biology)
Falling off or being shed at the end of the growing period or season.
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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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Although in the simulated scenarios of 100% grass and also 100% deciduous trees PMV value (averagely -3.5) was increased.
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.
When building, you can take advantage of shade from existing trees, or you can plant large deciduous trees 15-25 feet away from the south and west facing sides of an existing building.
By winter, the biome's deciduous trees have shed their leaves, which grow back in the spring.
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.
These pretty clump-formers are a common sight in springtime, providing a splash of colour in sun or dappled shade under deciduous trees or shrubs.
5 CONTINUE to plant deciduous trees and shrubs including fruit.
No figures can be seen, but human presence is evident: A dis tant airplane in the first panel appears over a golf course planted with deciduous trees; in the second panel the landscape has become an evergreen wood with a campground behind which the nose cone of an airplane is visible; the third shows a desolate section of forest marked by the wrecked fuselage of a jet foregrounded at the bottom right.
Evergreens, such as pines and spruces, are not deciduous trees. They lose only a few leaves at a time, but all year long.