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  • a spreading base connects the tree to a circle of roots which anchor it to the ground
  • trunks grow longer and straighter when trees grow closer together
  • the bark at the base of the tree is more likely to be rugged and cracked
  • bark becomes smoother hight up the tree
  • branches remain at the same height above ground as a tree grows, becoming thicker each year
  • leaves and flowers develop from buds each spring
  • in summer, deciduous trees¬†have a dense canopy of leaves

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