when you walk among the trees The secrets of their beauty lies within
These beautiful majestic plants that rise high above the forest floor hold some of the most profound secrets known to mankind. Learning what these giants have to offer will both delight you and enlighten you. Trees aren't just beautiful to look at but provide many uses for us to live. They provide a cool place to sit under to escape the heat of summer. Wood for fuel to cook with and keep warm in winter. They provide clean air and the oxygen we so need to breath and thrive. Medicine for when we are sick. Food for when we are hungry and even water for when we are thirsty.
Trees are divided up into two groups: angiosperms and gymnosperms. Trees that are gymnosperms have two subdivided groups called: monocotyledons and dicotyledons.
Gymnosperms: Are a group of woody, vascular plants with open naked seeds yet they do not produce flowers or fruit. Some of the seeds of gymnosperm plants are exposed on cones rather than enclosed in ovary or fruit. Gymnosperms are the largest, tallest and oldest organisms found on the planet. There are four groups among the gymnosperm tree classification; conifers, gingko, gnetophyta and cycads. However, the largest and most diverse group are the conifers.
Angiosperms: Are plants whose seeds are enclosed in an ovary and are with flowers and fruit. Angiosperms can be defined as vascular plants which have seeds, fruit, and flowers for reproduction.
Monocotyledons: Are leaves which parallel leaf veins and flowers with three to six parts. Monocotyledon literally means ‘one embryonic leaf’ and refers to the single leaf that emerges from the soil.
Dicotyledons: Are flowering plants with an embryo that bears two cotyledons (seed leaves). Dicotyledons constitute the larger of the two great divisions of flowering plants, and typically have broad, stalked leaves with net-like veins of four, five or six or more blooming parts.
Trees are divided into two regions Western And Eastern
(Coming Soon: We are currently working on making these regions available with a list of all the trees that exist in these regions. Stay tuned!)