A fun, easy-to-use tree identification booklet is available from the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation.
The booklet, What Tree Is That?, helps people identify trees in a simple, step-by-step process. What Tree Is That? features hand-drawn botanical illustrations highlighting the distinctive characteristics of many tree species. Nature lovers and professional arborists alike have called this pocket field guide one of the most user-friendly resources to have. Its beautiful, full-color illustrations are in precise detail to 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 booklet to help people identify trees in Iowa and throughout the Eastern and Central regions of the United States. What Tree Is That? uses a unique step-by-step approach to identify the species of each tree. The booklet explains what to look for in the shape of the leaves and differences in the leaf stems and twig structures, specifics on the fruits and flowers, and the details of buds and bark.
"What Tree Is That? is an ideal resource to help people have a great appreciation for trees," said John Rosenow, chief executive and founder of the Arbor Day Foundation. "The educational mission of the Arbor Day Foundation is to help people enjoy and appreciate trees, and we feel our pocket field guide will do just that." What Tree is That? is also available as an online interactive version at www.arborday.org. The Arbor Day Foundation offers this unique, one-of-a-kind online tool so people can identify trees using the internet.
To obtain a tree identification guide in full color, send your name and address and $5 for each guide to What Tree Is That?, Arbor Day Foundation, Nebraska City, NE 68410.
You can also order the book online at www.arborday.org.
Trees are vital to our environment and serve countless invaluable needs for all of us. Please take an interest in them and nurture them.