Hardwood aka “Broad-Leafed Tree” {Angiosperm}; all NON-Conifers:

Deciduous; leaves fall off in winter

has Simple Leaves; one single leaf attaches to the petiole / has Compound Leaves– several “leaflets” divide from one petiole

View both a Simple & Compound Leaf here.

Evergreen; leaves stay on year round- i.e.: Eucalyptus, Bay Laurel, Palm

California Bay Laurel {Umbellularia californica} (lance-shaped leaves, round nuts with coffee-colored shells the size of marbles) / Eucalyptus {Eucalyptus globules} Palm: {Arecaceae Family} / Pacific Madrone {Arbutus menziesii} (reddish to orange Wood (twigs, trunk, etc.) & bright red berries)

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