Whats the difference between deciduous and broadleaf trees?
This might be difficult for you to understand, just because of where you might live. Some trees can be both, but others might be only one of these. A deciduous tree is one whose leaves fall at the appropriate time of year when it gets too cold for photosynthesis to occur, then grow back in a few months when the weather warms up again. A broadleaved tree just means that the tree has leaves which are wider than the needles of, say, a conifer. One (broadleaf) is based on the leaf shape, the other is based on the tree’s physiology. All the maples which I know of, and this would include the Florida maple, Acer barbatum, are deciduous. For oaks, there’s a mixture. White, red, chestnut, scarlet, willow, and shingle oaks are all deciduous and broadleaved trees. Live oak (Quercus virginiana http://www.cnr.vt.edu/dendro/dendrology/… ) is broadleaved, but evergreen. And being a conifer doesn’t automa