Deciduous trees lose their leaves at the end of their growing season. This occurs in the fall in temperate deciduous forests, and in the dry season in tropical and subtropical deciduous forests. The word deciduous is from the Latin word decidere, meaning “to fall off.” The term for leaf loss is abscission. These trees live in forests in the eastern United States, Canada, areas of Japan and China and most of Europe. Other names for deciduous trees are broadleaf trees or hardwood trees. Evergreens are trees that do not lose their leaves.


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