Hi I’m Kiki! I’m one of the citizens of New Forest.

New Forest is a really big city, much like your cities. But face it humans we New Foresters are better than you New Yorkers. Hard for you to believe? We are just simple people living in perfect harmony. But you! You aren’t even happy with all those big, gray, leafless trees you live in. Neither are you happy getting transported in those colorful pods. You resort to cutting down my brethren for your own personal, selfish, outrageous reasons. Anyways keeping all enmity and differences aside, I Kiki, the small little rosebush from Rose Street, New Forest city will take you humans on a guided tour through our city and the rest of our clean and green (not anymore thanks to you) plant world.

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I’ll answer all these questions and many many more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

How do you identify a tree?
• You can often identify a tree just from it’s shape. The wide dome of the English oak may be distinguishable even at a distance. But shapes can get distorted by exposure to the wind, heavy rainfall or tampering with when it was a sapling. In such cases one can identify by it’s leaves, bark, flowers, or fruits.

How tall is the tallest tree?
• The giant sequoia trees of California are the world’s largest living things. One called General Sherman is 83 meters tall and over 11 meters thick- as wide as 4 trucks side by side. It contains enough wood to make 40 houses- or 5000 million match sticks. • Second tallest is the giant redwood, which is also from California.

I’ll tell you what it’s like in a forest !
A lush green canopy of leaves in the tropics, an array of bright colors, in autumn, in the coniferous forest and much more! Sometimes when you enter a forest it is pitch dark even in broad daylight. That is actually because all the branches and leaves twirl up together in order to get more sunlight and in the process there is hardly any light that penetrates through to the floor. The quiet forest reveals little of the teeming life within it. A diverse community- songbirds, mammals, insects seedlings, wildflowers- and climate,soil and water forms a complex eco system

What is the Difference Between a Forest and a Jungle?
• Jungles are bigger than forests. Also more species of animals live in jungles than forests. • A jungle is a forest in tropical areas. A tropical forest. • A forest is a large clump of trees.

A thick tangled mass of tropical vegetation is popularly called a jungle. But there is little undergrowth on the floor of the forest’s interior. The tree’s continuous leafy crowns that keep the sunlight from reaching the forest floor whereas in the jungle the light can reach the ground. Jungles grow at the outskirts of the rainforests. Competition for sunlight results in a mass of palms, vines, orchids and other plants. It is easy to see how a rainforest, viewed from the outside could be thought of as an impenetrable jungle.

Woodland is another name for a forest. Some people use the term to describe a forest with an open canopy. The canopy is the highest layer of foliage in a forest. It is made up of the crowns or tops of trees. An open canopy allows full sunlight to enter. A closed canopy, instead, keeps most of the sunlight from reaching ground

How do trees change with the Seasons?
Trees especially hardwoods undergo many changes over the course of the year. These changes are adaptations to meet the tree's needs and in response to the harshness of the climate.

Have you heard about sleeping trees?
• During the winter, the temperature drops and the sun rides low on the horizon. Both the ground and water lie frozen. The broadleaf trees stand bare. The trees don't grow or reproduce. They are dormant.

WHEN DO BUDS APPEAR ON TREES?
When do you think that buds appear on trees? In the spring? Or maybe at the end of winter? Well, trees actually form their buds during the summer, usually in August! Since trees are dormant during the winter, they don't have the energy to grow structures that are that small and complex! Buds aren't very apparent in the fall and throughout the entire winter. In the spring, however, they swell and are ready to open.

HOW DOES A TREE LIKE SPRING?
• In the spring, the temperature increases, melting off the snow. There's plenty of water in the ground and the sun shines brightly. It's a time of bounty that trees put to good use to develop, grow, and produce flowers and leaves.

What do leaves look like in spring?
• Leaves appear on trees in the spring. They burst out of buds in which they have remained dormant all winter long. Sunlight triggers the bud break. In the spring, the sun gets brighter and brighter, and the days longer. Buds contain a kind of cell that is sensitive to light. It detects when there is enough daylight for the leaves to survive.

DID YOU KNOW THAT TREES CAN STORE FOOD?
• Summer brings hot, sunny weather, but it's often a time of drought. Trees take this time to store reserves using photosynthesis to stabilize the new tissue that has developed.

WHAT IS THE FALL LIKE?
• When fall comes around, fruit ripens and trees start preparing for the arrival of winter. Days grow shorter and the sun loses some of its strength. Leaves can no longer carry out photosynthesis and start to display their festive fall colors. When winter arrives, trees become dormant and the cycle begins again. Life can be pretty tough on a tree! A tree's annual rings reveal the events that have occurred in our environment.

HOW DO LEAVES CHANGE COLOR?
• Did you ever wonder what makes leaves change color in the fall? • As the days get shorter, the sap in the trees flows more slowly, which affects the upper branches first. The leaves at the top of the tree, which get more sunlight, mature faster and complete their life cycle before the leaves further down the tree.

Protecting nature’s treasure trove!
• Evergreen tropical rainforests are nature’s powerhouses. Their dense canopies shelter more than half of the world’s plant and animal species. Vital to the health of our planet, rainforests prevent soil erosion and keep our air clean by recycling greenhouse gases. Over the last century much of the world’s rainforests have been cut down.Rainforest cover is in north Australia, Asia, Africa, Madagascar, South And Central America and some Caribbean islands. They cover only 2% of the world’s land surface. Tragically, this irreplaceable asset continues to disappear at the rate of 2000 trees every single minute. The clock is ticking.

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