Evergreen photosynthesise for longer and don't lose their leaves all at once, whereas deciduous plants do and enter periods of hibernation during winter, among other differences (correct me if I am wrong).

Is there any significance in these differences considering the future impact of global warming on trees?

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    $\begingroup$ Please edit your question so it takes into account rules of thiw site biology.stackexchange.com/help/dont-ask there is no actual problem to be solved: “I’m curious if other people feel like I do.” $\endgroup$ – aaaaa says reinstate Monica Dec 27 '15 at 14:16
  • $\begingroup$ Which kind of tree do you see as you move towards the equator? That should give you a pretty good idea of what matters in warmer climates. $\endgroup$ – anongoodnurse Dec 27 '15 at 17:05
  • $\begingroup$ In fact, a surprising number of coniferous trees are adapted to the tropics, including some groups restricted to the Southern Hemisphere. Nevertheless, the great majority of trees in the tropics are deciduous. If you're focusing on global warming, it's better to look at the Amazon than the northern regions where trees shed their leaves in the fall. $\endgroup$ – David Blomstrom Dec 28 '15 at 0:03

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