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A branch (UK: /ˈbrɑːntʃ/ or UK: /ˈbræntʃ/, US: /ˈbræntʃ/) or tree branch (sometimes referred to in botany as a ramus) is a woody structural member connected to but not part of the central trunk of a tree (or sometimes a shrub). Large branches are known as boughs and small branches are known as twigs.[1]

While branches can be nearly horizontal, vertical, or diagonal, the majority of trees have upwardly diagonal branches.

The term "twig" often refers to a terminus, while "bough" refers only to branches coming directly from the trunk.

Images

Branch of Salix babylonica

Branch tied up with a piece of bast.

Twigs on a tree in Karawanken of Austria.

The boughs of trees in Konary, Poland.

Twisted branches in Emirgan Park, Istanbul.

Tree branches in Tenerife, Spain.

The branch of a bristlecone pine in the Snake Range of Nevada.

A branch of orange eye.

The branch of a sawtooth oak (Quercus acutissima) in Porto, Portugal.

A nectarine spray.

The branch of a Rocky Mountain juniper (Juniperus scopulorum).

A branch of devil's claw (Acacia greggii) in Las Vegas.

A branch of red acacia (Acacia seyal) in Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

A branch of whitethorn acacia (Acacia constricta) in Las Vegas.

A cherry branch in Paris.

A branch of porcupine tomato (Solanum pyracanthum) in Krefeld, Germany.

A branch of lodgepole pine in North Dakota.

A willow bough in Bechtelsville, Pennsylvania.

Turkish pine branches in Athens.

A banyan branch in Calcutta, India.

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