Deciduous trees are known for always shedding their leaves in the winter, unlike conifers. However, have you ever been walking through the woods and see a Oak or Beech Tree with leaves still attached (although brown and dried). Well there maybe several reasons for such a scenario: the tree is young, the tree is protecting itself,  the tree is using the leaves for photosynthetic purposes. Click here to learn more about trees keeping their leaves in the winter.