made of scales that fold over
each other. Under the tiny scales are
~The seeds will not come out of the cones
until the cones are brown and dry.
~It takes five or six years for trees to grow
large enough to be used for Christmas trees.
of a period in a sentence. It takes
only one tiny seed to grow up
into a tall, beautiful tree.
~All seeds have a seed cover or seed coat.
When they are put into soil, they will grow.
~Make your own Christmas tree!! Take the seeds
from a dry pine cone. Put them
on a moist blotter to sprout.
Wait 5 years!! :)
Rain makes the seed coat soft.
The inside of the seed begins
to get larger. When this happens,
the seed coat splits open.
~Pine needles make food for the pine tree.
~In Hawaii, people decorate live palm trees
for Christmas trees.
into the ground is the ROOT.
The other part that pushes upward
into the sunlight is the TRUNK
with leaves and branches.
~Pine trees are used to make paper.
Do you think that your Christmas gift
wrap came from a pine tree?