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Tree and Wood Identification in your Backyard

Updated December 13, 2018
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Photo courtesy of Stacy Risenmay/Not JUST A Housewife

The world is full of a variety of tree types.

There are trees which produce fruit, trees which provide shade, trees that lose their leaves and trees that don't. Depending on where you are located, the types of trees vary by climate.

One of the challenges when you are visiting a forest or looking in a yard, is identifying the types of trees that you encounter. To help you learn about the types of trees you may find, we have a number of resources that you can browse and learn. By learning more about the trees of the world, you can find out what makes them unique compared to others.

If you find this information helpful, share it with others who may also enjoy learning about the various types of trees around the world.

What Tree Is That?

Common Trees of the Pacific Northwest

Identifying Trees

Dichotomous Keys for Conifers

Using a Dichotomous Key for Conifers

Pine, Fir or Spruce Tree?

Dichotomous Keys and LEAF Identification Cards

Deciduous Tree Identification in the Winter

Deciduous Shrubs Identification

Tree Identification Tips

Identification of Coniferous Woods

Trees and Shrubs

Tips on Identifying Evergreens

Evergeen Tree List

What Tree Is it?

Tree Identification Key

Identify and Assess Your Trees

Dichotomous Tree Identification Key

The Basics of Tree Identification

Tree Identification and Information Guide

Tree Identification

Tree Species Index

List of North American Trees

Conifer Trees

Coniferous Trees

Introduction to Hardwood Trees

What are Hardwood Trees?

Tree Resource Guide