Wonderful and inspirational – every garden should have one. Trees lend height to the garden, create a focal point or more interesting view, provide shade and above all life in the garden.
What are trees?
Trees are very large plants that form xylem (woody tissue) in their trunk and branches as a sort of skeleton to keep the plant upright. Wood is similar to our bone tissue. Shrubs also form xylem. The size of a tree or shrub is not what decides its classification. There are very large shrubs and very small trees. The difference between shrubs and trees does not lie in size: it lies in the way in which they grow. With most trees there is just one stem that grows up from the roots (the trunk), which then sprouts branches. Most shrubs have several stems emerging from the soil.