Is an oak tree a producer?

1 Answer
Apr 3, 2018

Yes oak tree is a producer.


Living organisms are categorized into 3 types on the basis of mode of nutrition:

1. Producers- - These are organisms which are capable of synthesizing organic food during photosynthesis. These have chlorophyll pigment that absorbs light to be used during photosynthesis.

2. Consumers -- These organisms do not possess chlorophyll and are thus in capable of synthesizing their own organic food. These are dependent upon producers for their nutrition, deriving nourishment from these.

3. Decomposers -- These organsms derive their nourishment from dead and decaying organic matter.

Oak tree is green plant . Leaves and young parts of stem are green due to the presence of chlorophyll, which carry on photosynthesis . The organic food synthesized in these green parts is transported to non-green parts like older part of stem and root. Oak tree is thus capable of synthesizing its own organic food.