Leaves protect from the elements: conifers
The leaves of conifers protect from drought, snow and cold by employing unique design elements, including a needle shape, thick waxy rinds, and pores set in deep grooves in the needles.
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Organism/taxonomy data provided by:
Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: 2008 Annual Checklist
Application Ideas: Improved wire structure to prevent snow accretion on transmission lines. Roof design to shed snow, ice.
Industrial Sector(s) interested in this strategy: Building industry, structural engineering, transportation industry, electrical transmission lines