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Winter Behavior of Trees

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From: Jo-Ann Ayres
Ewing, NJ
What does it mean when a tree "dies to the ground" and comes back in the Spring?

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From: Jay Hayek
Extension Specialist, Forestry
Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences
Hi Jo-Ann:

Trees are perennial woody plants, and as such, their main stem typically does not dieback to the ground like perennial herbaceous plants.

Young seedlings, and sometimes saplings, may dieback due to drought, flooding, fire, etc., and resprout from the root collar.

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