Apple Trees with Charles

Through our virtual programming series, Nature in your Neighborhood, we challenged volunteers to go out into their neighborhoods or backyards to see what plants sparked their interest. Whether plants are native or non native, we can all appreciate a connection to nature and the curiosity that it can spark!


By: Charles and Angela Liang

Apples are the fruit of apple trees. They grow in gardens or orchards. There are thousands of different apple trees. Their apples look and taste different.


Apple trees change through the seasons. In spring, trees sprout leaves, and make flowers. Flowers are pink and white. In summer, apple trees keep growing. Flowers begin to make fruit with seeds inside. In fall, people pick the ripe apples. Birds and animals eat apples, too. Later

in fall, the leaves change color and drop to the ground. In winter, trees rest. Ripe apples will drop to the ground if people don’t harvest them. An apple is ripe and ready for harvesting if it comes off the tree with a gentle twist.


An apple is a tasty snack! People make apple pie and apple source. People say eat an apple a day keeps the doctor away!








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