Lecture 12 - 03:29 Trees Morethan15feettall Deciduous...

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03:29 Woody plants for the Landscape  Trees: Perennial woody plants More than 15 feet tall Distinguishes trees from shrubs  Deciduous  Evergreen  Shrub Multiple stems Smaller statures Less than 15 feel Deciduous Evergreen  Vine Climbing or trailing plants Growth based on long flexible stems  Opposed to rigid stems Virginia creeper, ivy  Selection – woody ornamentals Climatic adaptability
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North, south, east, west Environmental adaptability Size and form Shrub, vine, tree  Growth rate and longevity  How long do you want them to live and how long do you want them to grow  Ornamental features Spring flowering tree vs cone  Function  Provide shade Attract birds Climatic Adaptability Hardiness: USDA cold hardiness zones Based on minimum temperatures  Zone 3: -30ºF to -40ºF Northern Wisconsin Zone 4: -30ºF to -20ºF  Central WI Zone 5: - 20ºF    warmest zone  Southeastern WI 
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Heat tolerance  Based on number of days above 86ºF  Provenance Geographic origin of seed collected  Natural selection pressures
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