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Trees Near Our School

These Web sites help you identify trees.  Most use step-by-step illustrated keys that are fairly easy for beginners.  Once you reach an identification, you'll find much more information about that tree.

What Tree Is It?:  This site is about trees found in Ohio.  Picture-keys help you identify trees by leaf, fruit, or twig.
   < http://www.oplin.org/tree/ >

Beginner's Tree Guide:  This site is about trees found in Wisconsin.  The picture-key focuses on leaves and uses black-and-white line drawings.
   < http://www.dnr.state.wi.us/forestry/treeid/beginkey/dikey1.htm >

Identification of Common Trees of Iowa: An Interactive Key:  This site uses a combination of line drawings and photos to step you through the identification process.
   < http://www.extension.iastate.edu/pages/tree/ >

Basics of Tree Identification:  This site is about trees in Virginia.  At the bottom of the page, you'll find a link to a really nice picture-key developed for 4-H students.
   < http://www.fw.vt.edu/dendro/forsite/Idtree.htm >

This Web site has kid-friendly information about Illinois trees: 

Kids for Trees:  Presented by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.
   < http://www.inhs.uiuc.edu/chf/pub/tree_kit/ >

For teachers, here's a tree-identification lesson plan:

Tree Identification by the Use of Leaves:  Written for the sixth grade level.
   < http://www.iit.edu/~smile/bi9211.html >


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This page last updated March 11, 2009.