Types of Trees, A list of tree types and their names

Eucalyptus Tree
There are two main Types of Trees based on their leaves, deciduous and evergreen;
  • Deciduous trees are trees whose leaves loose their green coloring and turn orange, red or brown before they are shed at the end of the growing season, generally in autumn.
  • Evergreen trees carry their leaves throughout the year. Evergreens do shed their leaves, but only a few at a time and over a long period, so there is never a noticeable change. For most evergreen trees, the leaves don't change color. NOTE; Semi-evergreen trees, usually keep their leaves in mild winters, but loose them in severe ones.
Trees can be classified into two types by their seed;
  • Angiosperms (such as an Apple tree) have their reproductive organs within a flower, which transform to bear two-lobed seeds covered by a true fruit or seed case.
  • Gymnosperms (such as a Pine tree) bear their seeds on the scales of a cone or cone-like structure, and they do not have true flowers. The seeds are single-lobed and not covered in a fruit or seed case.

Listed below are many different types of trees. In fact the term type of tree is very vague, as there are many types of trees in many different contexts. Regarding Botanical Classification, each Genus has a "type" species that is identified as a typical species for that genus. There can also be different types of trees within each species classification, these are normally referred to sup-species or varieties.

List of Tree Types and their Names

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