Difference between shrubs and trees

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What is the difference between a shrub and a tree?

Difference between shrubs and trees

Shrubs are generally perennial woody plants of various sizes, shapes and habits, usually developing multiple stems rather than a single trunk. Another distinction is that, while trees (some evergreens are exceptions) discard their lower branches as they grow, most shrubs are likely to retain theirs. Some shrubs may grow as high as trees whereas others may grow so low that they fall into the category called “woody” perennials.

   

Comments

7/8/2007 5:54:24 PM
randy dupuis said:

what is the difference between a schrub and a tree!


9/24/2007 10:36:39 AM
Sag:) said:

Trees Have 1 trunk coming out of the ground and shrubs have multiple trunks coming thru the ground
heehee:)
-Sag


10/26/2011 6:31:21 AM
Kolla said:

excellent explanation, thank you




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