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What do you see when you look at this picture?

a) young coniferous trees?
b) a farm crop grown for money?
c) a great source of oxygen?
d) a great place to learn about life cycles?
e) all of the above?

The correct answer is all of the above!

Evergreen trees are being grown on farms in all 50 United States and in many other countries! They are grown to be sold during the holiday season, but they are always at work for the environment. Come along and take a close look at REAL TREES!

Everyone has a story to tell. This is ours. It is a story of cycles ... life cycles, crop cycles, and environmental cycles. We invite you to join us as we journey behind the scenes to see just what tree farming is all about.

Read about and explore trees and their parts! Get to know trees through reading, writing, math, and science!

Learn about the life cycle of conifer trees, the types of trees grown on farms, new vocabulary, and how REAL TREES are recycled.

Learn more about life cycles and about scientific names. Join conifers for dinner at home and hear first-hand about a year in the life of a REAL TREE grower!

Dig deep into the soil and check out how REAL TREE growers keep their crops healthy. Take a look at supply
and demand and get an inside
look at conifers!

Gather ideas, collect background information, and discover the opportunities available when you teach about REAL TREES!



Coniferous (Conifer):
Coniferous trees are trees that are mostly evergreen, have needle-like or scale-like leaves, and produce cones.

Conifers are a type of plant called a gymnosperm.

a tree or shrub that remains green throughout the year

the surroundings of all organisms ... the outside forces and factors of our surroundings

conifer trees that are grown to be sold for holiday celebrations

Not all evergreen trees are conifers and not all conifers are evergreens!

Larches and bald cypress trees are conifers that lose their needles every fall.

A balm made of Balsam fir resin was used in the Civil War as a treatment for combat injuries.

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