The Importance Of The Weeping Willow Tree

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Our campus walk around Queens Borough Community College was very interesting. We paid close attention to the plants and trees that grow around the campus. Of the variety of trees and plants, some were either planted or just naturally grows on campus grounds. There are employees that arrive on campus early in the morning and take care of the plants and grass found throughout the entire campus. Plants are widely known as the producer of oxygen that humans breathe in for respiratory purposes. However, it also provides a therapeutic feeling and helps us humans to feel better. Importantly, in the summertime plants aid us in cooling down the environment. Also, trees provide shade for us in the hot summer days when the sun is boiling. I learned during …show more content…
That is what makes it such a beautiful tree. Our campus Weeping Willow Tree consisted of inflorescence flowers. Looking closely we were able to see that they were already drying up. Also an interesting fact about this tree is that the flowers bloomed first and now at this time it’s starting to leaf. The Weeping Cherry Tree that we analyzed had a birds nest in it that we assumed was there since last year.
The appearance of this tree is very similar to the Weeping Willow Tree. However, a valuable fact that we learned is that the trunk on the top of this tree is purposely cut in order to grow weeping. Also it is the only tree on campus that has a bark with horizontal lenticels. Another tree that I found fascinating was the Kwanzan Cherry Tree. The scientific name is Prunus serrulata and is from the Rosaceae family. This tree was familiar because I’ve also seen it at the Queens Botanical
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It consist of sharp spines also known as thorns for its protection enabling them to survive longer. Looking at this closely we were able to see visible little fruits that were grown from last year. Its fruits characteristics are just like a little red pepper and has dark green leaves. It was already leafed out and had tiny little flower buds. We learned that it will eventually produce tiny small flowers as well as new fruits.
There are several type of Evergreen trees that are grown on campus. My favorite one is the Holly Evergreen tree. There are two common types of holly categories which are evergreen and deciduous. Hollies consist of both male and female organs on separate trees and weren’t opened yet. However, only when opened we can tell whether they have stamen or carpels. We also saw the Lyriopi Evergreen tree which we learned are semi-evergreen. They are mostly green all winter and then unfortunately lose their color. However, after those leaves die new leaves will eventually

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