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Trees with Rounded Crowns

You've selected a tree type with a rounded crown. Now focus on the arrangement of the branches, buds, leaf scars, and twigs.

  • Winter buds, leaf-scars and twigs arranged singly--that is, the twigs or buds are not opposite each other but rather alternate along the main stem or branch. It's like walking, first your left foot, then your right foot, and repeat this pattern. Which of the following patterns of twigs looks most like your tree? Click on it.

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