Thursday, 19 April 2012

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Some Trees are Deciduous

The tree from Delhi was deciduous...

Deciduous means "falling off at maturity" or "tending to fall off", and is typically used in reference to trees or shrubs that lose their leaves seasonally, and to the shedding of other plant structures such as petals after flowering or fruit when ripe. In a more general sense, deciduous means the dropping of a part that is no longer needed, or falling away after its purpose is finished. In plants it is the result of natural processes.

The Delhi postcard made it to Canberra... without a tree.  Perhaps the part that 'tended to fall off' was no longer needed?