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Which tree is probably the oldest living thing?
bristlecone pine
What is a dendrologist?
scientist who studies trees
Which tree's fruit is an acorn?
the oak
What term describes a plant that lives for two years?
biennial
Plants that live for many years are ______.
perennials
Which trees lose their leaves in the fall?
deciduous trees
Which trees produce a sweet syrup?
maple trees
Name the part of the tree where growth takes place.
the cambium layer
You can determine the age of a tree by counting the ___.
annual rings
What are the tallest trees in the world?
California redwoods
What do you call the process of removing a ring of bark from a tree trunk?
girdling
A tall plant with a single woody stem is a ____.
tree
Why is girdling harmful to a tree?
It causes the tree to die because nourishment cannot reach the roots.