Trees are among the earth's most useful and beautiful products of nature. The oxygen we breath is released by trees and other plants; trees prevent erosion; trees provide food, shelter, and material for animals and man.
Worldwide, the number of tree species may exceed 50,000.
Colors, textures, smells, and even taste will also help in finding the name of a particular tree.Oh, and you just might want to consider making a leaf collection as you study this identification guide.A leaf collection will become a permanent field guide to trees you have identified. A tree is a woody plant with a single erect perennial trunk at least 3 inches in diameter at breast height (DBH).You will find reference to all of these identification markers in the links I have provided.Tips: Collecting a branch and/or leaf and/or fruit will help you in the next discussions.