Trees

Tree Life Stages

So the redbud in your front yard is the same age as that oak in your back yard, but what does that mean to you? What does that mean to your trees?

In this case, caring for these trees could require vastly different tactics. You see, redbuds grow faster and live shorter lives than the mighty oaks. Therefore, even though the two trees may be the same age, they are in very different stages in their life.

You wouldn't want to diaper a teenager or ground a grandparent, so pay attention to the life stages of your tree to determine how to best care for, and enjoy your trees.

Tree life stages can be related to human life stages, so look at your helpers below, and begin with the tree's first life stage. When you are finished, see how much you learned with the Life Stage Identification Quiz.

Intro | Stage 1 | Stage 2 | Stage 3 | Stage 4 | Stage 5 | Stage 6 | Stage 7 | Life Stage Identification Quiz | Continue…