Trees during the summer
From June to early September trees enjoy a massive period of growth and prosperity. The most valuable nutrient to a tree is sunlight. Most trees begin budding during the summer, and go dormant during the late fall till the early spring. Trees follow a process in august called lignification. This is the process of making new buds while preparing for the long winter. In the beginning of spring trees start to recreate there lost leaves. The leaves are factories of food for the tree.
This is because they take in energy from the sun, transform it, and create nutrients out of it. The roots of the tree take in valuable minerals, and water which is combined with sunlight to make glucose. This sugar is used as a building block, and fuel for the rest of the tree to build itself up. A less known fact is that leaves are essentially the lungs of the tree. The tree takes in oxygen, and carbon dioxide via its stomata which is located on the back of its leaves. Trees experience a complicated and extensive period of growth during the summer. This time period is what sets them up to survive the winter.