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Leaves are important means of determining the different species of trees. A compound leaf has several leaflets attached to a common stem. These are all examples of compound leaves:

The ashes, locusts, and hickories are examples of trees with compound leaves.

Trees with simple leaves include the oaks, maples, and elms. Here are some different leaf shapes of trees with simple leaves:


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Contact: Paul Wray
Last Update: August 1996