Different kinds of trees grow naturally in different parts of the world. Where they grow depends mainly on climate. Look closely at trees in winter, and you will see that even deciduous trees in winter and you will see that even deciduous trees are not completely bare. Each twig has buds along its sides and at the trip. Buds have protective skins with tiny immature leaves and stems curled up inside. When spring sunshine warms the trees, buds begin to grow and swell. Finally, they burst open and small leaves emerge. Leaves contain pipes called veins, making the leaves stiffen and flatten as they grow to full size.
To learn about trees, you can make a collection of dead leaves, cones, and bark from each one you study. Do not forget to look for things throughout the year – flowers and buds in spring, seeds and fruit in the fall. Label your collection.
Tree specimens (leaves, cones, bark chips), heavy books, kitchen paper, glue, notebook, field guide, magnifying glass, shoe box, pieces of card.