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Offline colarris

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How do trees survive in winter without leaves to photosynthesize?

Mod edit - please make the subject line a question.
« Last Edit: 01/02/2010 21:09:04 by BenV »


 

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Trees that shed their leaves in winter don't really do very much during that period and so don't need much in the way of resources.  It's similar, in the most general of ways, to hibernation of animals.
 

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