Tree identification booklet

Posted June 01, 2011, at 9:43 p.m.
Last modified June 27, 2011, at 5:30 p.m.

The Arbor Day Foundation has a booklet that helps people identify trees in a simple, step-by-step process. The booklet, What Tree Is That?, is available for a $5 donation to the nonprofit tree-planting organization.

What Tree Is That? features hand-drawn botanical illustrations highlighting the distinctive characteristics of many tree species.

The Arbor Day Foundation offers the booklet to help people identify trees in Maine and throughout the Eastern and Central regions of the United States. 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 also available as an online interactive version at

To obtain a tree identification guide in full color, send name and address and $5 for each guide to: Arbor Day Foundation, Nebraska City, NE 68410.