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Arundel Tree Service

All Aspects Of Tree Care

(410)439-1900

Maryland Licensed Tree Experts

Cool Tree Facts

Life Cycle of a Tree

Sprout

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Sprout
An embryo is within each seed, but not all seeds will germinate. Favorable environmental conditions enable the embryo to grow, expand, and break through the seed coat (outer layer) using the stored food supply of the seed for the energy to grow. The root grows downward to the soil to anchor the sprout and search for water and nutrients, while the sprout emerges from the ground seeking sunlight. Ideally, the sprout will find light and then the leaves, needles, or scales will develop further to allow the tree to make its own food through the process of photosynthesis.
Posted on 11 March 2015 Full Size|