FC: My Tree Observations By: Bobby Fleming
1: This is my Silver Maple in winter. It looks dead, but it is actually alive. I will show you how it changes through the year.
2: When spring comes the trees come back alive. You can tell because they start to bloom. My tree's first blooms were red flowers.
3: The tree continues to bloom. The flowers keep developing. Then, the the leaves begin to start.
4: This is the leaf. They start out small, but they grow bigger quickly. The leaves are sticky on the top and smooth on the bottom. They are green with five points.
5: The leaves will keep getting bigger. At the end of spring the tree will be full of life. It will peak during summer. It will then lose its leaves in the fall and the process will start all over again.