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A tree is a plant. Trees are perennial plants that use photosynthesis to make their own food like other plants. They have woody stems and trunks and tend to live for many years.


Climate change stems from numerous sources, including accumulation of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, the burning of coal and fossil fuels and even some natural Earth activities such as volcanic eruptions. Some climate change comes from natural phenomena, including the changing path of Earth's o


Some tips for finding free trees to plant include learning which trees grow well in the area, asking local nurseries for unsold trees they are planning to throw out, applying to the National Wildlife Foundation for free native tree seedlings and posting requests on Freecycle.org and Craigslist.org.


Plants that live in cold climates include saxifrages, willows and ranunculus. Other types of plants that do well in cold climates are pinks and whitlow-grass.


The best time to plant a tree is in the late winter or early spring, according to About.com. The next best time is in the fall. Summer is the worst time because plants can become vulnerable to heat damage.


Oaks grow well in southern climates in which soil is at least 36 inches deep. They can survive in dry areas, but they do not produce a lot of timber in these areas. Oaks grow well in full sunlight.


Plants adapt to different climates by modifying their leaves or stems or by shedding their leaves en masse in the fall and going dormant during the winter when there is less water available. They may also have root systems and reproductive strategies that are adapted to the climate.


Soak the roots of a bare-root tree for 60 minutes in a bucket of warm water before planting it in a hole twice the size of the root spread. Set the tree crown slightly above soil level, with the roots hanging down from an undisturbed soil cone in the middle of the hole. Fill in around the trunk with


Plant a containerized tree by digging a hole three to four times the diameter of the tree, removing the tree from the container and placing it in the hole. Add soil under the tree to lift it so the top of the soil from the container is even with the surface of the surrounding ground. Backfill the ho


Some tips for planting fruit trees include choosing the proper time for planting, planning around your existing space, planting the trees in mobile containers if you live in a cold area, getting self-pollinating plants, and giving the trees time to produce fruit. The trees also have to be watered an