- Author: Brooke Jacobs
Our new collection of pages focused on the basic biology of tree growth and structure is written in a simple and approachable style for students and anyone interested in understanding how trees grow. Professors Ted DeJong and Tom Gradziel (Dept. of Plant Sciences, UC Davis) were instrumental in helping developing these new pages.
In addition to the new text and figures, I collaborated with Bob Burnett (Academic Technology Services, UC Davis) and Professor Tom Gradziel (Dept. of Plant Sciences, UC Davis) to develop a new animation illustrating the basic pattern of branch production and growth in trees. Over the next few months we plan to develop new animations illustrating changes in tree growth and structure as a result of common pruning and training practices.
Our new collection of pages includes simple and concise explanations of the following topics:
- What is a tree?
- Photosynthesis and respiration
- Sources and sinks
- Fruit quality
- Tree structure and light capture
- Bearing habits
- Alternate bearing
Quiz: What two structures are required for transport of water, nutrients and sugar throughout a plant?
a. Chlorophyll and phloem
b. Xylem and phloem
c. Cuticle and mesophyll
d. All of the above
Find the answer in the new Tree Growth and Structure section: http://fruitandnuteducation.ucdavis.edu/generaltopics/Tree_Growth_Structure/