What is dormancy?
When it gets cold outside, the leaves on many trees fall off. When the leaves fall off a tree in Autumn, it is called dormancy.
Why do trees become dormant?
Trees have leaves to make food for the tree. Leaves use sunlight to make food. In the Fall and Winter there is not as much sunlight, so it is hard for trees to make food. When the trees don't have enough sunlight to keep making food, the leaves fall off, and the tree goes to sleep for the Winter. This is called dormancy.
What kinds of trees go into dormancy?
Some of the trees that become dormant include...
Created by Mrs. Hammel- Librarian Bel Air Elementary 2010