In Part 2 of the Trees In Kuantan series, I will be exploring branches - the way a tree grows and divides itself up to spread the load and become established. Branches can be short, long, crooked or straight, smothered in leaves or thorns, or bare naked. Branches are used to describe a company's workplace in various locations in the world, a church organisation's chapels or groups of members in certain geographical locations, and even used to describe detailed fields of study covering many topics. But nowhere are branches better observed than where they naturally belong - on a tree.
|Branches grow at all angles from the trunk|
|These crooked branches span out in all directions, giving the best chance of its leaves receiving maximum sunlight, absorbing carbon dioxide, and giving off oxygen|
|These branches are covered in growth|
The following intriguing tree is plastered with prickly thorns over its branches:
Branches support leaves, which in these three pictures, are basking in the sunlight: