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FUN TRIVIA and FACTS about LEAVES
MAPLE: There are over 200 different species of maple trees. Maple leaves are wide with deep indentations. They have 3 main veins radiating from the base of the leaf. The leaves vary from 2 - 5 inches in size, depending on the species. Most Maple trees are located in North America, Canada and Europe. The Canadian flag has a maple leaf symbol in the center. The maple leaf symbol is on the back of a penny.
SYCAMORE: Sycamore leaves are shaped like a hand with extended lobes, which look like fingers on a hand. The edge of the leaf is wavy with points. American Sycamores are deciduous trees, losing their leaves. Their leaves turn brown in the Fall. American Sycamores are usually found in forests, edge of streams, lakes or ponds. They're also found in yards used as nice shade trees.
BIRCH: Birch leaves have an elliptical shape. Their leaves can be either pointed or toothed. The deeply cut leaves drape branch endings, giving the tree a weeping form. The most common birch found in nature include: Yellow Birch, European White Birch, Gray Birch and Paper Birch.
WHITE OAK: These leaves are approx. 4 - 9 inches long with five to nine finger like projections. They're bright green color on top and white underneath. They turn red or brown colors in the Fall. Young trees have leaves remaining during the Winter. Animals use these leaves or twigs as building nest materials. White Oak trees usually grow in forests, but are also found on lake edges, ponds or streams.
MORE FACTS about LEAVES
PARTS of a LEAF
COLORFUL LEAVES - Why Leaves Change Color?
A chemical process takes place in trees as seasons change from summer to winter. Leaves contain three main pigments: carotene, anthocyanin and chlorophyll which captures the sun's energy to make food. During Spring and Summer chlorophyll is abundant, giving leaves a green color. During Fall and Winter daylight hours are shortened and temperatures are cooler. Trees produce less chlorophyll until completely stopping. When this happens, the green color in leaves disappears and a rainbow of colors emerge: red, yellow, purple, orange and warm brown.
TIPS for RAKING LEAVES
(PLASTIC SHEET and NO RAKE METHODS)
NOTE OF CAUTION: Children should always have adult guidance and supervision when raking leaves. Metal rakes have sharp pointed edges. Plastic rakes are more suitable for children.
LEAF CRAFTS FOR KIDS!