Virtual Museum of Canada
Jardin botanique de Montral 
Centre for Forest Research

The trunk and branches

The trunk and branches don't just hold the foliage. They play another vital role: they serve as the link between the roots and the leaves. The roots need sugars, and the leaves need water and minerals. The trunk and branches act as very efficient go-betweens for these two interdependent extremes. Learn all about the trunk and branches, and their very surprising adaptations.


Trunk and branches Fruit/seed Branches What is it? Up close Trunk layers