structure of a tree
The tree is composed of an underground part, the roots, and two aboveground parts, the trunk and the crown.
Main part of the tree extending between the soil and the lower branches.
Part of the tree trunk extending between the stump and the first lower limbs; it has no offshoots.
Offshoot growing directly out of a tree trunk, subsequently dividing into branches and twigs.
The most slender offshoot of a tree branch.
Part of the tree above the trunk, including the branches and the foliage.
The most slender offshoot of a tree root.
Root, often having many offshoots, growing somewhat horizontally into the rich moist topsoil.
First root growing out of the seed that grows vertically into the soil; it usually has few offshoots, its main function being to anchor the tree in the ground.
Offshoot of one of the tree’s limbs.
Apex of the tree’s crown.
The aggregate of larger and smaller branches that provide support for the tree’s leaves, flowers and fruit.
The aggregate of the leaves on a tree; it is especially adapted to capture light and perform photosynthesis.
Part of the radicle covered in small absorbent hairs that ensure the tree is supplied with mineral salts and water.