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Published: Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:24:38 +0000

 



Dig a little deeper to really understand your...

2016-09-30T11:24:38Z

Take a closer look at a tree to by understanding its form in summer and winter, how it typically grows and matures and where it lives.



Easily Identify Trees Using a Tree Leaf Key

2016-09-30T11:24:38Z

A simple tree leaf identification key for finding 100 of the most common North American tree's common name and species name.



Easily Identify Common U.S. Hardwood Trees...

2016-09-30T11:24:38Z

Use this tree leaf key to identify the most common North American hardwood or deciduous trees. Identify your tree with using a single leaf (do not confuse with leaflets) or the many versions of compounds leaves.



Here is a quick way to learn the art of...

2016-09-30T11:24:38Z

Identify hardwood trees common to North American forests by their leaves, fruit and flowers. Use broadleaf tree species identifiers.



The 17 Most Common Oak Trees in North America

2016-09-30T11:24:38Z

Listed here are the most important American oaks. These 17 common oak species are considered the major species for occurrence and economic value.



10 Reasons Not to Cut Down Trees

2016-09-30T11:24:38Z

Living trees are important, necessary and valuable to our very existence. Life without trees, we humans would not exist on Earth. Keep a tree around.



Successfully grow an oak Tree by planting an...

2016-09-30T11:24:38Z

How to grow an oak tree from a germinated acorn. This resource shows you how to collect, properly prepare and plant an acorn.



Use Anatomy to Identify Trees

2016-09-30T11:24:38Z

Tree anatomy, including leaf shape and twig parts, helps you identify and name tree species. Knowing a tree's physiology will help with identification.



The pine tree is a critical component of the...

2016-09-30T11:24:38Z

Pine trees are one of the most common coniferous species in North America. Here is a list of the pines most often seen in the US and Canada.



Know the difference between the similar...

2016-09-30T11:24:38Z

A quick way to determine the difference between a Hickory, Ash, Walnut or Pecan using this tree leaf key plus tips.



The common hardwood leaves with teeth.

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Black Willow, Elm, Birch, Black Cherry, Beech and Basswood - Tree Leaf Key



Identify common U.S. trees with simple lobed...

2016-09-30T11:24:38Z

Hardwood or deciduous trees have leaves that are known as single or simple. This common simple leaf can be in two forms, lobed and unlobed.



How to Identify the 100 Most Common Trees in...

2016-09-30T11:24:38Z

Identify 100 most common conifer and evergreen trees of the North American forest. Use my tree finder key, along with photographic images.



The best 10 tree species for planting in large...

2016-09-30T11:24:38Z

Here are ten of the best, most popular and important trees to consider planting in your yard. I have picked each with help from several tree experts.



Tree Leaf Margins - Toothed and Entire - Tree...

2016-09-30T11:24:38Z

Trees with Leaf Margins that may be entire or toothed.



Growing a hickory or pecan from seed.

2016-09-30T11:24:38Z

Collecting and preparing a pecan or hickory nut to grow is easy but needs to be done correctly. Here's how to properly encourage nut germination.



Sweetgum is a common forest and landscape tree...

2016-09-30T11:24:38Z

The Important American Hardwoods - Sweetgum - Liquidambar styraciflua



Trees With Compound Leaves - Tree Leaf Key

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Trees With Compound Leaves - Tree Leaf Key



Trees With Pinnately Compound Leaves - Tree...

2016-09-30T11:24:38Z

Trees With Pinnately Compound Leaves - Tree Leaf Key



The identification characteristics of black...

2016-09-30T11:24:38Z

Black walnut and butternut trees are widespread and abundant throughout eastern North America. They are a valuable tree with many uses.



How to kill a tree legally and with reduced...

2016-09-30T11:24:38Z

There are times you need to kill a tree and control woody stem plants. Chemical and herbicides are effective if the right treatment and proper application is used.



Oaks - leaf identification, favored habitat,...

2016-09-30T11:24:38Z

Things you need to know about oak trees in North America, including their forms, identification markers, name groups and regeneration.



Sassafras, A Top 100 Common Tree in North America

2016-09-30T11:24:38Z

Sassafras, A Top 100 Common Tree in North America



Wax paper makes a great container for leaf...

2016-09-30T11:24:38Z

Even with all the tree identification resources available online, you can't beat using a real, preserved leaf to assist you in tree identification.



Here are my 10 best small trees for your...

2016-09-30T11:24:38Z

My top 10 small trees recommended for planting in a small yard. These trees were selected by urban forest specialists for their preferred qualities.



Trees with maple-like leaves - sycamore, tulip...

2016-09-30T11:24:38Z

How to identify the similar looking maple, sycamore, yellow poplar​ and sweetgum trees using my tree leaf key.



How to Identify a tree leaf using shape,...

2016-09-30T11:24:38Z

Leaf structure and arrangement is unique to every tree species. A tree leaf shape, arrangement, margin and venation is important to tree ID.



There is only one native beech in North...

2016-09-30T11:24:38Z

Identify the Beech - The Important American Hardwoods - Fagus



The most common Ash species in the United States.

2016-09-30T11:24:38Z

Identify the Ash - The Important American Hardwoods - Fraxinus



Birch is a common tree and favorite in...

2016-09-30T11:24:38Z

Here is a quick way to Identify three common North American birch species. It is both a valuable and beautiful tree in the landscape.



Know your common North American junipers.

2016-09-30T11:24:38Z

The common Juniper, is a species in the genus Juniperus, in the family Cupressaceae. It has one of the largest ranges of woody plants in the World.



Start your tree leaf collection and tips on...

2016-09-30T11:24:38Z

Nearly every one attempts to build a tree leaf collection, either at school or work, for both study and exhibition. Here are my tips and suggestions toward making a plant leaf collection including building a leaf press.



The Tropical Rainforest - Questions and Answers

2016-09-30T11:24:38Z

A complete overview of the tropical rainforest, rain forest health, tropical rainforest habitat and these forest's importance to our earth.



White oak is a major timber tree and landscapin...

2016-09-30T11:24:38Z

White Oak, A Top 100 Common Tree in North America



Here are the common North American hickory...

2016-09-30T11:24:38Z

Hickory is a prolific nut producer in North America. Hickory is critical for healthy wildlife habitats and a favorite source of wood products.



This ash-leaved maple is loved on tree-growing...

2016-09-30T11:24:38Z

Boxelder is not a recommended tree to plant in your yard but has desirable unique qualities to keep in the landscape as a beautiful tree specimen.



The most commercially important native cherry...

2016-09-30T11:24:38Z

The beautiful black cherry is attractive in the landscape, can be easily identified and has a dark side. Find out more about Prunus serotina.



A Simple Way to Identify Conifer Trees

2016-09-30T11:24:38Z

Identification of conifer trees most common to North American by their needles and leaves, fruit and flowers.



"Queen" of American forests: graceful branches,...

2016-09-30T11:24:38Z

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Reasons It's Not Easy to Find and Harvest...

2016-09-30T11:24:38Z

Identifying the ginseng plant, root and seed is important but you must also know the legal harvest regulations.



Here Are the Most Common North American...

2016-09-30T11:24:38Z

A list of the most Common North American hardwood trees with links to their ranges, their identifying and habitat descriptions plus photos.



A review of the top portable sawmills...

2016-09-30T11:24:38Z

Do-it-yourself sawmilling for lumber is on the rise and there are good portable sawmill manufacturers. Here are my six favorite portable sawmills.



Unlobed leaves that are smooth around the...

2016-09-30T11:24:38Z

Magnolia, Persimmon, Dogwood, Blackgum, Water and Live Oak - Tree Leaf Key



Top 5 sawmills that use a chainsaw or small motor

2016-09-30T11:24:38Z

Chainsaw mills are inexpensive and appealing access is limited. Portable chainsaw mills usually run off a framework constructed around the log you cut.



32 of the Most Common Tree Diseases in the US

2016-09-30T11:24:38Z

An index of common tree diseases and pathogens taken from the Forest Insect and Disease Leaflet (FIDL) Series, USDA Forest Service



5 pines of major importance to Southern...

2016-09-30T11:24:38Z

5 pines - loblolly, shortleaf, longleaf, slash and Virginia – make up most of the southern pine timber inventory and all called Southern Yellow Pine.



A top planted tree in the urban landscape but...

2016-09-30T11:24:38Z

Pin oak is a popular tree to plant in urban settings. One of the most planted trees in New York City, the non-cultivar oak does need pruning and space.



Understanding the North American cedars and...

2016-09-30T11:24:38Z

If tree foliage is a scale-like leaf, then you're probably dealing with a conifer or evergreen that is in the cedar or juniper family.



Killing unwanted woody-stemmed plants.

2016-09-30T11:24:38Z

There are five ways to control trees using recommended chemical herbicides. Each technique demands different herbicide formulations and equipment.



Essential Tips on Using a Chain Saw to cut a...

2016-09-30T11:24:38Z

A method used to cut down a tree with a chainsaw. Felling a tree safely with a plan on how the tree needs to be dropped and bucked.



Questions answered to things you must know...

2016-09-30T11:24:38Z

Here are answers to many questions asked by people planning to buy and operate a chainsaw. Here are the most common concerns about chainsaws.



Trees with clusters of needles, single needles...

2016-09-30T11:24:38Z

Here are the most common coniferous or evergreen trees with needles. They are broken down into single and cluster attachments.



Moving a tree subjects the plant to biologic...

2016-09-30T11:24:38Z

Trees that are moved and relocated are always in danger of transplant shock. Here are ways to limit the danger of harm to relocated trees.



The simple, compound, pinnately/bipinnately...

2016-09-30T11:24:38Z

Understanding leaf morphology labeled​ as simple, compound, pinnately and double pinnately compound, and palmate leaf structures.



Hybrid poplar has a place for your planting but...

2016-09-30T11:24:38Z

A quick review of benefits and problems associated with hybrid poplar.



Black Locust, A Common Tree in North America

2016-09-30T11:24:38Z

Robinia pseudoacacia – One of the Most Common North American Trees



Eastern White Pine, the only 5-needled pine in...

2016-09-30T11:24:38Z

Eastern White Pine is a common forest tree in higher elevations of eastern North American forests.



Yellow poplar is an excellent tree for forest...

2016-09-30T11:24:38Z

Liriodendron tulipifera or yellow poplar is one of the best trees you can plant in a large yard. Consider planting a tulip tree.



Think again before using old motor oil as a...

2016-09-30T11:24:38Z

A frequently asked question on using bar oil in your new chainsaw. You should use bar oil for less wear on chain and bar.



3 Common North American Elms

2016-09-30T11:24:38Z

The Important American Hardwoods - The Elms - Ulmus



Some Great Small Chainsaws Reviewed.

2016-09-30T11:24:38Z

Arbor Age magazine recommends six small saws for your potential purchase. Reviewer comments on the models along with a suggested retailed price.



A method to use to access how much you should...

2016-09-30T11:24:38Z

Finding firewood just starts the process of determining value of firewood. You need the certainty of not being charged double. Learn how to buy firewood.



The catalpa tree is host to a great fishing bait.

2016-09-30T11:24:38Z

A catalpa tree is a beautiful tree, a wood product but is also a source of food for the fish-loving catalpa caterpillar.



Pitch Pine, An Important Tree in North America

2016-09-30T11:24:38Z

Pinus rigida



Find balanced and uneven lobed tree leaves.

2016-09-30T11:24:38Z

Hardwood trees like sassafras and mulberry have unbalanced lobes. Most other lobed tree leaves are considered to have evenly or balanced lobes.



Here are ways to estimate a tree's age without...

2016-09-30T11:24:38Z

A method to estimate a tree's age without cutting or coring. Noninvasive measurements can get you an acceptable age estimate for forest-grown trees.



Finding the Best Wood for Quality Heating

2016-09-30T11:24:38Z

Learn how wood burns and how to use wood for heating. Find the best tree species for burning as determined by ease of preparation and heating values.



Red maple and cultivars are eagerly planted in...

2016-09-30T11:24:38Z

Here is essential information on selecting, growing, and managing red maple for the landscape.



Smokey Bear's Tree Leaf Poster

2016-09-30T11:24:38Z

The full collection of Smokey Bear nature posters. Page 2.



How to Identify Common American Sycamore

2016-09-30T11:24:38Z

A walk-through description and guide to identifying sycamore or Platanus occidentalis. Find out more about the tree's habit, range, silviculture and management.



A brief but concise explanation of history and...

2016-09-30T11:24:38Z

A history of natural wildfire beginning and chemistry needed for combustion. Included are the common causes of forest fires and how they spread.



Learn the Basics of Tree Structure

2016-09-30T11:24:38Z

Learning a tree's botanical parts is useful for tree owner and forest manager. These tree parts and markers help make positive tree identification.



Red Maple is one of the most common US trees...

2016-09-30T11:24:38Z

Red maple or Acer rubrum is one the 10 best trees you can plant in your yard. Consider planting red maple for great Spring and Autumn color.



Yellow poplar is a straight trunked tree with...

2016-09-30T11:24:38Z

Identify Yellow Poplar - The Important American Hardwoods - Tulip Tree - Liriodendron tulipifera



Thinking about selling your yard trees, then...

2016-09-30T11:24:38Z

Many yard trees are for sale at the right price but buyers are hard to find. Here is the realistic approach to marketing trees for sale in the yard.



The 5 Most Common Native Maples in North America

2016-09-30T11:24:38Z

Maples are an important American hardwood species. There are 12 maple species in North America and here are the 5 most commonly seen.



How To Correctly Transplant a Tree Seedling

2016-09-30T11:24:38Z

Here are methods you can use to transplant natural and containerized tree seedlings. Learn how to move a tree seedling or sapling.



The best tree ID guides available in print.

2016-09-30T11:24:38Z

Here are my picks of the top tree field guides that make tree identification much easier. You can purchase these books on site.



Eastern Redcedar, A Common Tree in North America

2016-09-30T11:24:38Z

Eastern Redcedar, A Top 100 Common Tree in North America



Bitternut Hickory, A Common Tree in North America

2016-09-30T11:24:38Z

Bitternut Hickory, A Top 100 Common Tree in North America



Identify the three major North American...

2016-09-30T11:24:38Z

There are three major cottonwoods in North America - Eastern cottonwood, black cottonwood and Fremont cottonwood.



Balanced Lobed Hardwood Leaves - Tree Leaf Key

2016-09-30T11:24:38Z

Hardwood trees with balanced palmate and pinnate lobes.



Did You Know You Can Identify Winter Trees By...

2016-09-30T11:24:38Z

Learn how to properly recognize and name common dormant tree species mainly in Eastern North America in this beginner's guide.



Eastern Hemlock Tree, Beautiful in All Landscapes

2016-09-30T11:24:38Z

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Best NA fall web cams showing fall unfolding...

2016-09-30T11:24:38Z

Here are the best fall tree foliage and autumn color web cams. Using webcams you can follow the fall color and autumn leaf wave through North America.



Planted scarlet oaks grow rapidly with...

2016-09-30T11:24:38Z

Scarlet oak is a favorite red oak and planted in many landscapes. The oak grows fast and stays healthy in their natural range.



Idendifying the spruce, fir, and hemlock needles.

2016-09-30T11:24:38Z

Spruce and fir can be difficult to identify as separate species. Here is an easy way to ID these trees as well as Doug fir, bald cypress and hemlock.



Boxelder is the most widespread maple in North...

2016-09-30T11:24:38Z

Acer negundo – One of the Most Common North American Trees



It takes work to entirely kill some trees...

2016-09-30T11:24:38Z

Trees can be killed and removed without herbicides or chemicals but extra time, patience, and understanding of tree anatomy is necessary.



A first-blush with forest ecosystems and...

2016-09-30T11:24:38Z

A forest ecosystem is one major ecologic unit that exists as a part of the total complex ecological condition.



The most common forest insect pests in North...

2016-09-30T11:24:38Z

An index of common harmful tree insects taken from the Forest Insect and Disease Leaflet (FIDL) Series, USDA Forest Service



Northern red oak, true to its name is...

2016-09-30T11:24:38Z

Northern Red Oak, A Top 100 Common Tree in North America



Learn more about this strange but interesting...

2016-09-30T11:24:38Z

Identify and manage the mysterious Monkey Puzzle tree and learn how unique the tree is. It has a broad range to grow but is native to just a small spot in South America.



5 tips on making your fall leaf viewing even...

2016-09-30T11:24:38Z

Here are tips and tricks to make your fall leaf viewing trip both enjoyable and successful. Find out the best times and places to go and how to identify and locate the best potential tree leaf species best of show.



Use Leyland Cypresses Carefully in Your Landscape

2016-09-30T11:24:38Z

Managing Leyland Cypress trees are beautiful but need proper planting and pruning, careful landscape considerations and have certain pest concerns.



Black Willow, A Top 100 Common Tree in North...

2016-09-30T11:24:38Z

Black Willow, A Top 100 Common Tree in North America



Simple

2016-09-30T11:24:38Z

The tree leaf and blade of hardwoods, needles with conifers, is a necessary term to know when identifying tree leaves.



Best Trees to Plant Near Your Street and...

2016-09-30T11:24:38Z

These best street street and sidewalk trees offer tolerance to compacted, infertile soils and the environment found in cities and along streets.



Southern Red Oak, A Common Tree in North America

2016-09-30T11:24:38Z

Southern Red Oak, A Top 100 Common Tree in North America



Mimosa is a lovely but invasive tree with...

2016-09-30T11:24:38Z

How to Manage and ID Mimosa. Forestry.