WOODS CROSS — Can’t tell what tree you’re looking at? Want to find out?
The Arbor Day Foundation can help.
Recently the Foundation released a booklet, titled “What Tree Is That?,” which can help you identify trees. Hand-drawn illustrations highlight many tree species.
“Our ‘What Tree Is That?’ pocket brochure is an ideal resource for developing a greater appreciation for trees,” said John Rosenow, founder and chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation, in a press release. “The Arbor Day Foundation strives to help people enjoy and appreciate trees, and we feel our pocket field guide will do just that.”
The Foundation offers this booklet to help people identify trees in Utah and through the Western regions of the U.S. The book also explains things to look for such as leaf shapes, sizes and branching patterns.
Other identifying features such as leaf stems and twig structures, and specific types of bark, are also featured in the booklet.
The book is available for a $5 donation to the nonprofit tree-planting organization. It may also be purchased online at arborday.org.