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Name: Eloc
Status: student
Age: 9
Location: N/A
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Date: 10/16/2004


Question:
Are pine cones part of the stem of a pine tree?


Replies:
Pine cones are the flowering and fruiting structures on pine trees, and they eventually fall off of the stems so technically they are separate from the stems.

Anthony Brach Ph.D.


Dear Eloc,

Pine cones are made of similar material as the stem, but pine cones are different . The material and the pine cone shape protect the pine nuts so they can germinate and grow into new trees.

Jim Tokuhisa



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