Only a few very tall trees break
through the canopy into the emergent layer.
These trees can be as tall as skyscrapers. The tops of the trees
are shaped like umbrellas and they grow on long, thin trunks.
get the most sunlight but also have to put up with the hot sun
and strong winds. Because these trees are out in the open, they often have thick, waxy leaves
that protect them from the sun and the wind.