August 1, 2014

“What Tree is That?”

 

The Arbor Day Foundation has a pocket field guide, “What Tree Is That?”, to help tree lovers identify trees with a simple, step-by-step process. The book is available for a $5 donation to the nonprofit tree-planting organization.

“What Tree Is That?” is a fun, easy-to-use identification guide that features hand-drawn botanical illustrations highlighting the distinct characteristics of many tree species. Its beautiful, full-color illustrations are in precise detail and depict natural colors, shapes and textures, so users can make a positive species identification in just a few easy steps.

The Arbor Day Foundation offers this book to help people identify trees in California and throughout the Western region of the United States. “What Tree Is That?” uses a unique step-by-step approach for identifying the species of each tree, explaining what to look for in the shape of the leaves, differences in the leaf stems and twig structures, and specific characteristics of fruits, flowers, buds and bark.

The guide is also available as an online interactive version at arborday.org. To obtain the guide, send your name, address and $5 for each guide to: What Tree Is That?, Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Ave., Nebraska City, NE 68410.