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a tree that grows near water and has round leaves and long thin yellow flowers called catkins
a tree with a smooth gray bark (=substance that covers its trunk)
a tall thin tree that grows in North America and Europe and has leaves that rustle (=make a noise as they rub against each other) in the wind
a tree with a short thick trunk that produces fruit you can eat. Baobabs grow in Africa and Australia and live for a very long time.
a tree with leaves that are used as an herb in cooking
a large tree with smooth gray bark and small nuts
a tree with small shiny leaves that people grow especially around the edges of their yards
a tropical tree, the seeds of which are used for making chocolate and cocoa
a type of beech tree that has purple-brown leaves
a small tree with black berries (=small round fruit)
a tall tree originally from Australia with leaves that do not fall off in winter. It produces an oil that is used in medicines.
a tall tree with thin sharp leaves that do not fall off in winter. It produces large hard brown fruits called cones and can be called a fir or a fir tree.
a small tree that produces red berries and has thorns
a bush or tree with dark green leaves with sharp points and small bright red berries
a tree with thin sharp leaves called needles that fall in the winter. Larches produce brown fruits called cones.
a large tree that can live for a very long time and produces small hard fruits called acorns
a willow tree with long thin branches that can be bent easily and are used for making baskets
a palm tree, or a large plant similar to a palm tree
a tropical tree without branches that has large wide leaves growing from the top of its trunk
a tall tree with thin sharp leaves called needles that do not fall off in winter, and hard brown fruits called cones
a type of short pine tree that grows in the West of North America and produces pine nuts that you can eat
a type of North American pine tree that produces turpentine
a small tree that produces bright red berries (=small round fruits)
a tree with a pleasant-smelling wood, grown in India for its oil and used for making soap and perfume
a tall thin tree with light gray or white bark
a tall tree that has thin sharp leaves that do not fall off in winter and produces hard brown fruits called cones
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