In the winter, deciduous trees drop their leaves and go into dormancy. What is the trees primary strategy for undertaking this drastic measure?

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    to reduce water loss through the leaves
    to reduce the potential weight load of snow-laden leaves
    to increase the aerodynamics of the tree to withstand winter winds
    to eliminate the entry of pathogens during the trees immune-suppressed winter monthss
asked May 19, 2013 in Biology by anonymous
    

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to reduce water loss through the leaves
answered May 20, 2013 by Bioshare ~Top Expert~ (34,070 points)

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