Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Why do pine trees dont lose their needles during winter?

when almost all trees' leaves fall off how come pine needles dont? does anyone know? im just curious!

Why do pine trees dont lose their needles during winter?
Being evergreen is usually an adaptation to low nutrient levels. Deciduous trees lose nutrients whenever they lose their leaves, and they must replenish these nutrients from the soil to build new leaves. When few nutrients are available, evergreen plants have an advantage. In warmer areas, species such as some pines and cypresses grow on poor soils and disturbed ground.
Reply:They are called "evergreens" for a reason. There are some that do drop needled and unfortunatley for my pool, my neighbor has on, it is an Australian pine.



Yoda out
Reply:Pine trees feed from the root system only.......I think


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