imperfect metabolism

william millar bmillar at
Mon Mar 3 19:09:36 EST 1997

I believe it is to protect the buds, which are in the leaf axils, from
winter damage.

Ministere des Ressources naturelles <mrn05 at> wrote in
article <331B1CE9.3FD4 at>...
> My question is : Why red oak and young american beech keep theirs leaves 
> in the winter ( I live near Montreal at the north of the U.S. )Somebody 
> told me it's because oak and beech have an imperfect metabolism at the 
> autumn.
>          Any response would be greatly appreciated and if you have 
> reference book too.
>                                  Florent Lemieux
>                                  Technicien forestier

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