Gardening Articles: Landscaping :: Trees, Shrubs, & Vines

What Tree Is That?

by Susan Littlefield


Would you like to be able to identify the trees you see growing in the wild or in landscape plantings? It's easy to learn with the help of the Arbor Day Foundation's online Tree ID Guide. Start by viewing the ″What Tree Is That?″ animation, which leads you step-by-step through the identification process, showing you just what sorts of characteristics to look for as you narrow down the ID possibilities.

Once you've mastered the process, you can then use the free online Tree ID Guide to easily come up with the correct name for a tree. If you want to be able to identify out in the field, What Tree Is That? is available for purchase as an app for the iPhone or other mobile device.

After you've made your ID, go to the online Tree Guide where you'll find lots of additional information about the tree species, including attributes and growing information.

To learn more about tree identification, go to: Arbor Day Foundation.

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