There are a lot of parts that make up trees, just like humans are made of a lot of parts. In this blog post, we’ll examine the major parts of trees and how they combine to make a tree happy and healthy.

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PARTS OF TREES

Roots

Ninety percent of the roots of a tree are below ground. In fact, you probably wouldn’t even notice them unless you didn’t keep tripping on them constantly. Trees have a ton of roots in order to execute their all important job of anchoring the tree into the ground and taking in nutrients from the soil and water to sustain it. Most of the roots are close to the surface of the ground in order to more efficiently collect water and use oxygen from the air.

Crown

The crown of the tree is what most people notice. It’s all of the leaves, branches, and flowers when the tree is in bloom that make up the top part of the tree. It graces the head of the tree like a crown. It’s job is to shade the roots and help with water retention so the roots can intake the water, gather in energy from the sun for photosynthesis to occur in the leaves, and to transpire, or let out excess moisture from the tree via its leaves. Halo Tree Service in Rochester points out that the leaves and twigs of the tree make up part of the crown as well. The leaves make the food (sugar and oxygen) and the branches support the leaves and get the leaves the food produced by the tree within its trunk.

Trunk or Stem

The trunk of the tree has two main jobs: to support the tree and to serve as a conduit between the roots and the leaves. The trunk transports the food from the leaves in tubes that run up and down its entire length. The tubes bring water and minerals from the roots to the leaves, and then the trunk carries the sugar down from the leaves to the branches, trunk, and roots.

TYPES OF TREES

There are two types of trees: deciduous and evergreen. Evergreen trees are easy to identify because they are “evergreen,” meaning they don’t lose their leaves except gradually when new ones grow. Deciduous trees for the most part lose all their leaves in the fall and grow them all back again in the spring, brightening the world with an array of color.

HOW HALO TREE SERVICE HELPS ROCHESTER

Halo Tree Service offers residential and commercial tree services. We help with tree trimming, which can not only improve your landscaping, but can also help keep your tree healthy. Our tree pruning services operates in much the same manner, but also helps to shape your tree to accommodate your landscape needs. Our tree removal services will take care of sick or dying trees, so you can plant new ones. Give us a call today!