Tree Age and Leaf Changes
Name: Katie D.
Is there a relationship between the age of trees and the
resilience of their leaves?
The leaves themselves change from leaf buds to juvenile to mature forms.
Very young trees (i.e., seedlings) might have seedling-type juvenile
leaves before developing leaves characteristic of the tree.
Also leaves on sucker branches can be atypical of the tree:
Anthony Brach, Ph.D
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