The Arbor Day Foundation has a book that helps people identify trees in a simple, step-by-step process. The book, What Tree Is That?, is available for a $5 donation to the nonprofit tree-planting organization.
This fun, easy-to-use tree identification guide features hand-drawn botanical illustrations highlighting the distinctive characteristics of many tree species. This user-friendly pocket field guide has full-color illustrations that 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 book offers a step-by-step approach for identifying the species of each tree, explaining what to look for in the shape and arrangement of the leaves, differences in the leafstalks and specific characteristics of fruits, flowers, buds and bark.
To obtain a tree identification book, send your name, address, and $5 for each guide to What Tree Is That?, Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Ave., Nebraska City, NE 68410. You may also order the book online at arborday.org.