1902 Encyclopedia > Arboriculture > Trees Suited for Particular Purposes. Conifers or Resinous Trees.

(Part 3)


The next section of this article will describe trees broadly arranged by the particular purposes for which they are used:

1. Conifers or resinous trees;
2. Hardwood trees; and
3. Softwood trees.


Coniferous trees are characterised by straight erect trunks, with branches in regular tiers, which do not acquire the size of timber. They never send up shoots from the stool when cut over at the ground. The leaves are generally linear or needle-shaped, without veins, and evergreen. The seeds are produced in cones, and the whole plant is more or less resinous. They belong to the Gymnosperms, a family of the Dicotyledons.

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