TREE IDENTIFICATION

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TREE IDENTIFICATION

Postby PHILIPPE » 04 Mar 2012, 15:51

Blessings to you all,

I am looking for a good book on tree identification - bark, leaf, buds,....something clear and simple designed for a beginner that ideally I could carry along when walking in the woods....to deepen my knowledge, understanding and appreciation of trees....

Would anyone be able to recommend sthing?

With deep thanks,


Philippe

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Re: TREE IDENTIFICATION

Postby Blyth » 04 Mar 2012, 18:18

Hello Philippe,
I don't know where you are but in the UK the Woodland Trust have a Leaf identification swatch book. You can find them under woodlandtrust.org.uk. Hope this may help.
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Re: TREE IDENTIFICATION

Postby PHILIPPE » 05 Mar 2012, 13:31

Thank you Blythe, I will definitely look into it. I am based in London, so I can defintiely identify the London plane tree! But trying to expand my horizons....

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Re: TREE IDENTIFICATION

Postby mark the compost elf » 05 Mar 2012, 14:17

There is a book out there called 'out of the woods' not great on pictures bu t a great read and points out some really easy and obvious features to spot different trees.
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Re: TREE IDENTIFICATION

Postby Mountainheart » 05 Mar 2012, 14:50

Never used it, but this looks interesting: http://www.treehugger.com/natural-scien ... trees.html

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Re: TREE IDENTIFICATION

Postby Dathi » 05 Mar 2012, 15:14

Greetings,

Collins Tree Guide is excellent: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Collins-Tree-Gu ... 0007139543

The Collins Gem series are great for sticking in your pocket.
Trees: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Collins-Gem-Tre ... 0007183062

This one is also good:
Food for Free: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Collins-Gem-Foo ... 0007183038

And (if you ignore the title), this one is full of all sorts of interesting Druidly info: http://www.amazon.com/Collins-Gem-S-Sur ... 0004723023

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Re: TREE IDENTIFICATION

Postby PHILIPPE » 05 Mar 2012, 16:26

Thank you All for directing my steps!! Your help is very much appreciated.

Blessings under the trees,

Philippe

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Re: TREE IDENTIFICATION

Postby andromeda » 05 Mar 2012, 17:15

I have both, they are very well explained with good photos. Amazing for such little books!
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Re: TREE IDENTIFICATION

Postby Susanne » 05 Mar 2012, 19:28

If you have a smart phone there are also a bunch of good tree/plant/animal identification apps out there. I have several and they are quite good (for the US though) & even though I love the feel of a book in my hands it's very nice to have it all in a small phone that fits in your pocket when you're out trekking in the wild :grin:
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Re: TREE IDENTIFICATION

Postby cat » 06 Mar 2012, 22:37

This is a wonderful on-line forum and resource lots of stuff about wildlife, trees ,fungi ,ect this site really helped with me fungi explorations!
loads of pics and people.

http://www.wildaboutbritain.co.uk/

take photos and notes of trees look down as well as up for clues.
winter trees have been alluding me for years. :oops:

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Re: TREE IDENTIFICATION

Postby Blue Raven » 04 May 2012, 22:12

This one is good for (UK) winter tree ID >>>> http://www.nhbs.com/a_guide_to_the_iden ... 11995.html

I appear to have lost my copy :-( so looks like I'll be buying a replacement :D


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