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Dendrology: The Study of Trees

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Dendrology E
the study of plants which main support system is composed mainly of N
woody material T

Tree V
woody plant with one central trunk O
C
A
Shrub B
plant with numerous woody stems U
L
Vine A
woody plant which requires a structure for support R
Y
Canopy
H
uppermost area of the forest
A
N
Understory D
home of younger trees in the forest O
U
Shrub Layer T
forest area which contains shrubs larger than grasses and flowers

Ground Layer
where the root systems, grasses and flowers are found in forests

Meristematic Zone
areas where new cells are formed, allowing for trees to grow; includes
root tips and buds at the end of twigs

Ray Cells
sheets of cells in wood; run from inner bark to center of the tree

Parenchyma Cells
the main function of these cells is to store starch crystals

Heartwood
central, harder and older nonliving portion of a tree; usually darker and
denser than surrounding sapwood

Sapwood
the younger, lighter wood near the outside of a tree trunk
Accompanies: Dendrology: The Study of Trees
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Dendrology: The Study of Trees T
U
D
Diameter E
width of a circle (or tree trunk) N
T
Radius
measurement of the exact center of a circle (or trunk) to the outside edge V
O
C
Annual Ring
A
ring shaped layer of wood grown in a single season, best viewed in a B
cross section of the tree U
L
Taxonomy A
the science concerning the description, identification, naming and R
classification of living things Y

H
Binomial Nomenclature A
modern system of naming and classifying living organisms; combines the N
genus and species of an organism to provide it with a name D
O
Dichotomous Key U
a guide used for identifying organisms based on a series of yes or no T
questions

Accompanies: Dendrology: The Study of Trees


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