| Broadleaved trees have big, thin-skinned leaves
which allow them to absorb maximum sunlight. These leaves are delicate and vulnerable to
winter winds, frost and snow. Broadleaved trees that grow in colder areas thus shed their
leaves in winter -- they are deciduous. In autumn, the leaves turn
beautiful shades of red, orange and yellow before they drop off the trees. Common
deciduous trees are the oak, elm and beech.
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