In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw an Acacia 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 Acacia Tree.
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How to Draw an Acacia Tree - Step-by-Step Tutorial
Step 1: Start by drawing the roots. Draw a few long and very thick lines that are slightly jagged as some points. Make them all connect at the top.
Step 2: Now, draw the trunk. On either side of your roots, draw a line straight up that slightly bulges in the middle and comes back out at the top.
Step 3: Next, draw the branches. Coming out of the top of both sides of your trunk, draw a line that is slanted outward. Then draw two long “V’s” that are slightly tilted.
Step 4: Then, draw the twigs. Coming out of the top of your left branch, draw a long curved line that has a small curved line coming out of the side. This is a twig. Continue drawing these twigs coming out of other twigs and out of the middle branch. Leave the right branch without any twigs.
Step 5: To finish, draw the leaves. Draw small humps in a pointed oval shape coming out of the branch on the left side. Continue doing this out of all the twigs and branches.
Interesting Facts about Acacia Trees
Acacia Trees are found in Australia, Africa, South America and North America. They grow to about 40 feet and one of the most common trees in the world. Trees that grow in tropical areas have small leaves that grow in pairs up the stalk. The Acacia Trees that grow in desert areas do not have leaves at all. The branches of a desert Acacia work like the leaves on a tropical one. These branches look like thorns or spines like on a cactus. Acacias are also flowering trees. The bloom of an Acacia is small, fuzzy, normally yellow or white, and hangs down from the end of a branch in a cluster.
Did you know?
- Acacia Trees live for 15 to 30 years.
- There are 500 species of Acacia Tree; 300 of which are found in Australia.
- Bagheera Kiplingi, a plant eating spider in Mexico and other parts of Central America eat the ends of the branches of Acacia Trees.
- Acacias produce a gum like substance that is used to make paint.
- Acacia Tree bark is used to make dye.
Lesson Plan Note: The Acacia Tree is such a diverse tree that it adapts to its surroundings. When you study this tree make sure you have pictures to show the variations like the flat top Acacias of Africa, the thorny trees of Central America, the hardwood of Hawaii, and of course the flowering trees.