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Name: Sara
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Location: AL
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Date: 10/28/2005

Why do deciduous trees shed threir leaves before winter unlike evergreen conifers? Surely this is a waste of resources.

An adaptation for the winter cold, snow, and low soil available water. They do reallocate much of the resources (e.g., nutrients in sap downward) before leaf fall.

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Anthony Brach Ph.D.

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