Photo Blog #4 (Conifer Leaf)

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This is a picture of a coniferous tree, meaning that the tree produces cones and usually is green year round. The needles in this picture are the leaves on the tree, in this case (as well as most cases) the coniferous tree has green leaves year round. Conifer leaves do the same job as standard leaves even though they look very different, they both capture sunlight, and they both play the role of “breathing” for the tree. Conifer leaves have some huge advantages though; they can capture sunlight year round, they can hold more water (and for longer), the leaves are harder for bugs and animals to eat, and they can survive extremely low temperatures.

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