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Name: Tanya
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Grade: 6-8
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Date: 5/31/2005


Question:
How has an evergreen tree adapted it's life in a cold climate?


Replies:
The shape of the tree helps the tree to shed snow. The leaves are needle-shaped and waxy so that they do not lose water from winter drying. The leaves are evergreen so that they can carry on photosynthesis whenever possible during the year...

http://www.newton.dep.anl.gov/askasci/bot00/bot00087.htm

http://www.nceas.ucsb.edu/nceas-web/kids/biomes/taiga.htm

Anthony Brach Ph.D.



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