- Giants of the Plant World
Explore the wildwood!
Roots and water transport
Buds and Twigs
Plants and water
Plant Nervous Systems
Enemies of plants!
Fruit and Seeds
Explore the Wildwood
Willow (Salix) - a tree of riverbanks the willow is well adapted to wtaer-logged soils.
Sequoiodendron and redwoods - giants among giants!
pine tree (Pinus) and the biology
of conifers (cone-bearing trees).
The birch tree (Betula) - a pioneer, easily dispersed, easily takes root where space is found in the woodland but is relatively short-lived for a tree (with a lifespan of about 80 years). May be a dominant tree in birch and aspen woodland in northern highland habitats.
beech tree (Fagus) - a large and
shade tolerant tree of well-drained soils, dominant on ideal habitats, forming beech woodlands with dense canopies that exclude most competitors.
The yew tree (Taxus) - an extremely long-lived conifer tree native in northern climes. Usually found dispersed among mixed woodland, but dominant in some locales.