The parts of a tree

 parties de l'arbre

Conifers are plants that are often tree-like, consisting of a single trunk attached to the ground by roots, and have branches that form a crown.
 
The  branches (or main offshoots) subdivide into smaller shoots. In general, the branches and leaves of a mature tree (more than 7m tall) start several metres above ground.
The part below the branches is called the stem.
 
Shrubs are smaller trees  (less than 7m), with a very branched trunk, and bushes (less than 4m) are usually branched right from ground level. But size is not the only criterion that separates these three categories of woody plants.
 

  • Trunk
  • Roots
  • Branches
  • Crown
  • Shoots 
  • Stem

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