The Arbor Day Foundation booklet, “What Tree Is That?” helps in identifying trees in a simple, step-by-step process. The booklet is available for a $5 donation to the nonprofit tree-planting organization.
The publication is a fun, easy-to-use tree identification guide that features hand-drawn botanical illustrations highlighting the distinctive characteristics of many tree species. It uses a unique 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.
An interactive version is available at arborday.org.
To obtain a guide, send your name and address and $5 for each guide to What Tree Is That?, Arbor Day Foundation, Nebraska City, NE 68410. Also order online at arborday.org.