Vocabulary Builder Course
Parts of a tree: trunk / leaves / branches / roots
The trunk of a tree is covered in bark:
Trees can provide shade from the heat of the sun:
We find palm trees in tropical regions, and pine trees in colder climates:
Here are two more interesting types of trees: a willow and a birch tree:
When you cut down or chop down a tree, what’s left is a stump:
Trees are cut down in order to provide lumber or timber (wood that will be used for building).
The pieces of wood are called logs when they are still round, and they are called boards after they have been cut into a flat rectangular shape:
The loss of the world’s forests is called deforestation. We need to plant trees in order to make up for the ones we cut down!
Image sources: Mokkie, U.S. Forest Service, Southwestern Region, Kaibab National Forest, Famartin, Andre Carrotflower, Lionel Allorge