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Do all conifers have needles?

Most conifers have needle-like leaves such as the fir, pine, spruce and larch. Some, like cedar, cypress and juniper trees, have scale-like leaves and do not shed individual leaves, but shed short branches bearing one or more years growth. Most conifers have seeds on the surface of their scales, forming seed cones.

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In respect to this, do all pine trees have needles?

resinosa) and jack pine (P. banksiana) all have needles in bundles or clumps called fascicles. White pine has five needles per bundle, while red and jack pines have two needles. All the other native conifers with green needles year around in our region have single or individual needles attaching to the stem.

Also, why do conifers have needles? Conifers, or cone-bearing trees, evolved to have needles that retain more water and seeds that could hang out until there was enough moisture to take root. Needles have lower wind resistance than big, flat leaves, so they're less likely to make the tree fall over during a big storm.

Just so, do all conifers have cones?

All conifers produce cones as it is their way of reproducing. All conifers also produce male and female cones, sometimes on the same tree and sometimes not, depending on the species. The cone is not the tree's seed. Each cone contains multiple seeds that are released when the cone has matured.

How can you tell if a tree is coniferous?

Other Ways to Identify Conifers From there, the way the cone or seed is shaped and the way it hangs on the tree (sticking up or handing down), the smell and largeness of individual needles, and the erectness of branches in the tree can also help determine what specific type of conifer a tree is.

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