In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Mahogany Tree in 4 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.
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At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Mahogany Tree.
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How to Draw a Mahogany Tree - Step-by-Step Tutorial
Step 1: First draw the roots by making small L shaped lines moving outwards from a center point.
Step 2: Next draw the trunk by drawing two verticle lines slightly bent to the right that meet at the top.
Step 3: In this step draw the branches by drawing four small lines of the trunk and then two larger lines.
Step 4: Next draw a few leaves off of each branch. Each leaf should have rigid edges.
Interesting Facts about Mahogany Trees
Mahogany Trees are great shade trees. They grow to about 75 feet tall and about 50 feet across. The top of the tree is round in a shape and grows really fast. Because of the fact they grow so fast and so big they have to have plenty of room to grow. Mahogany Trees will tear up foundations on building and even fight for room with any tree that is too close to it. Planters suggest that a Mahogany Tree is given at least 20 to 25 feet to grow right. These trees are found in tropical places like Africa and South America.
Did you know?
- Mahogany Trees are the national tree of the Dominican Republic and Belize.
- When it first cut, Mahogany wood is a lot of different colors. It can be yellow, red, pink, or brown. As the wood ages the color will change to a dark brown.
- Natives in the Caribbean, Central, and South America used Mahogany wood to make canoes.
- Mahogany is very popular for making furniture. It takes building really well and is sturdy. It also doesn’t rot with the weather.
- Mahogany Tree seeds are winged pods, so they can travel on the wind.
Activity: If possible take about ride on a lake or the ocean in a wooden boat. Mahogany is great for building boats and there is nothing like being on the water in a wooden boat. Some places offer rides on restored wooden boats as a tourist attraction.