Identifying Trees

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RE: Identifying Trees

Postby shaman » Sun Feb 08, 2009 2:41 am

I find I've misplaced my leaf key from High School Biology.  However, I found this on line. It'll probably do as well .


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What I would recommend is to go and collect samples sometime before Fall, press them in newspaper and then spend some time identifying everything.  It really helps to get a feel for what you have. It sounds daunting, but with that leaf key, you should be able to get through your samples in an afternoon.

I also have this:
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It's a little turgid, and sometimes you find yourself trying to remember  ovoid vs. ovate vs obovate, and your brain freezes up, but it's really fun.  I did this with #1 and #2 sons when their schools asked for a leaf collection.  I'm still waiting for #3 to need his-- still have my leaf press.
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RE: Identifying Trees

Postby shaman » Sun Feb 08, 2009 3:06 am

Here's another link that looks quite useful:

http://ohioline.osu.edu/b899/pdf/b899.pdf
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RE: Identifying Trees

Postby Everyday Hunter » Sun Feb 08, 2009 9:50 am

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This is the best. They have versions for every region in the country. Hope it helps you out!

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Yep, that's a good one. I think I have the same book, but it's the Ontario version. I have several tree field guides, and any of them are worth having if the price is right.

I remember when I was a kid I was real impressed that my grandfather could identify a tree by the bark. All bark looked the same to me then.

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RE: Identifying Trees

Postby JOEL » Thu Feb 19, 2009 3:18 pm

ORIGINAL: Everyday Hunter

ORIGINAL: stumpsitter66

This is the best. They have versions for every region in the country. Hope it helps you out!

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Yep, that's a good one. I think I have the same book, but it's the Ontario version. I have several tree field guides, and any of them are worth having if the price is right.

I remember when I was a kid I was real impressed that my grandfather could identify a tree by the bark. All bark looked the same to me then.

Steve
I third this motion and its small enough to carry in your day pack
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