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Deciduous tree

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Deciduous tree, any of those trees that shed their leaves each year, usually in the fall. The tree reabsorbs food material from the leaves before they fall, and their loss greatly reduces the amount of water that evaporates from the tree, thus helping survival in bad weather. Trees that retain their leaves all year are called evergreens.

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