In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Mulberry Tree in 5 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.
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At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Mulberry Tree.
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How to Draw a Mulberry Tree - Step-by-Step Tutorial
Step 1: Start off by drawing the roots. Draw small wavy lines in a bundle.
Step 2: Now, draw the trunk. Draw an extremely wavy line on either side of the roots.
Step 3: Next, draw the branches. Start on one side of the trunk and extend your trunk line a little bit, using just a curved line this time. Do the same on the other side of your trunk. At the top in the middle of the lines you just drew, draw a small “V” that’s lines curve outward.
Step 4: Then, draw the twigs. Coming off the ends of your two branches, draw a wavy lines that has a slanted line coming out of it toward the end. Leave a space above the top of your trunk and draw four slanted lines spaced out going in different directions. Add two small slanted lines coming off the end of the slanted line you drew in the middle.
Step 5: Finish up by drawing the leaves. From the top of your branches, draw a half circle of humps on both sides and connect them to a big half circle of humps at the top. Now draw small pointed ovals with a small line going through the middle, all around the inside of your tree.
Interesting Facts about Mulberry Trees
Mulberry Trees were introduced to the world through Asia. The tree can grow well up to 80 feet, but unless a Gardner takes care of it, it just becomes a big bush. The leaves on a Mulberry Tree will be different depending on the type of mulberry that is growing. White mulberries have thin green leaves that have no uniform look at all. The red mulberry leaves are big and thick with toothy edges. Finally the black mulberry has small leaves and looks more bush like. All Mulberry Trees produce flowers and fruit. The flowers are pollinated by the wind and change their sex to suit it. The Mulberry fruit looks a lot like a blackberry or a raspberry.
Did you know?
- Mulberry Trees grow all over the United States except for the states Alaska and Nevada.
- Red mulberries were bred in the United States from the white mulberries brought over from China.
- Mulberry Tree leaves are the perfect food for silkworms. It is the only food a silkworm will eat.
- In Germen folk lore, the roots of a Mulberry Tree are used to polish the devil’s boots.
- A Mulberry tree will stain a sidewalk.
- Black mulberries are the oldest type of mulberry and can grow over a 100 years.
Activity: Mulberries are a common fruit that can be picked almost anywhere. Why not take the kids out to your favorite berry patch and have a picking contest. Winner gets the first piece of pie!