How to distinguish coniferous from deciduous?

How to distinguish coniferous from deciduous?

  • In our area, it seems elementary to distinguish coniferous from deciduous. But in warmer regions there are deciduous plants with scales and "needles" instead of leaves, and in conifers the needles can be flat, instead of cones - berries (although our juniper also has). Here, probably, you need to look at the totality of signs:

    Slender crown, most likely one trunk and tapered shape

    There is a taproot and widely branched lateral roots

    Small leathery leaves, like needles or scales

    There are no flowers, instead of them something like a bump is formed

    Fruit in the form of a cone or scaly berry

    The leaves do not fall off abruptly, but gradually during the season

    If damaged, resin is released on the barrel

    If most of the signs are the same, most likely in front of you is a coniferous tree.

  • At first glance, the question is very easy, because everyone knows that deciduous trees have leaves, and conifers have needles. However, not everything is so simple with wood, from which various sawn timber is obtained, which is used in construction, and not only.

    Here is a list of wood species

    How to distinguish coniferous from deciduous?

    An experienced carpenter most often determines the type of wood visually, but he can sometimes be mistaken.

    First of all, coniferous wood smells like pine needles, especially when the lumber is still "fresh".

    I am not an expert, so I will give a link from the Internet

    How to distinguish coniferous from deciduous?

    Deciduous trees have a large core diameter. It is usually much darker than sapwood. Sometimes, due to growing conditions, this difference in color is almost nonexistent, leading to confusion. Deciduous wood has patterns of various expressiveness. These can be rings or stripes.

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