What Tree Is It?

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What Tree Is It?

  1. 1. What Tree Is It?<br /> A Tutorial About Identifying Trees<br />
  2. 2. Introduction<br />This tutorial introduces several concepts that will help you identify trees. After you complete the tutorial you can go out into a wooded area with a tree identification book and start to identify the trees that grow near where you live. <br />“Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps a singing bird will come.” Chinese proverb<br />
  3. 3. Introduction (cont’d)<br />Manually click through the slides that describe how to identify leaves and bark. Then take the quiz. <br />“The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn."
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson<br />
  4. 4. Part 1: Identifying Leaves<br />Leaf Type<br />Leaf Arrangement<br />Leaf Structure<br />Leaf Margins<br />
  5. 5. Leaf Type (Overall form)<br />Scale-like<br />Needles<br />Broad and flat<br />
  6. 6. Leaf Type (Overall form)<br />Scale-like<br />Needles<br />Broad and flat<br />
  7. 7. Leaf Type (Overall form)<br />Scale-like<br />Needles<br />Broad and flat<br />
  8. 8. Leaf Type (Overall form)<br />Scale-like<br />Needles<br />Broad and flat<br />
  9. 9. Leaf Arrangement (How the leaf attaches to the branch)<br />Alternate <br />Opposite <br />Whorled<br />
  10. 10. Leaf Arrangement (How the leaf attaches to the branch)<br />Alternate <br />Opposite <br />Whorled<br />
  11. 11. Leaf Arrangement (How the leaf attaches to the branch)<br />Alternate <br />Opposite <br />Whorled<br />
  12. 12. Leaf Arrangement (How the leaf attaches to the branch)<br />Alternate <br />Opposite <br />Whorled<br />
  13. 13. Leaf Structure<br />Simple<br />Compound<br />Small “leaves” on a compound leaf are called leaflets.<br />Palmate<br /> Pinnate<br />
  14. 14. Leaf Structure<br />Simple<br />Compound<br />Small “leaves” on a compound leaf are called leaflets.<br />Palmate<br /> Pinnate<br />
  15. 15. Leaf Structure<br />Simple<br />Compound<br />Small “leaves” on a compound leaf are called leaflets.<br />Palmate<br /> Pinnate<br />
  16. 16. Leaf Structure<br />Simple<br />Compound<br />Small “leaves” on a compound leaf are called leaflets.<br />Palmate<br /> Pinnate<br />
  17. 17. Leaf Structure<br />Simple<br />Compound<br />Small “leaves” on a compound leaf are called leaflets.<br />Palmate<br /> Pinnate<br />
  18. 18. Leaf Margins(What the edges of the leaves look like)<br />Entire<br />Serrate<br />Double Serrate<br />Dentate<br />Lobed<br />
  19. 19. Leaf Margins(What the edges of the leaves look like)<br />Entire<br />Serrate<br />Double Serrate<br />Dentate<br />Lobed<br />
  20. 20. Leaf Margins(What the edges of the leaves look like)<br />Entire<br />Serrate<br />Double Serrate<br />Dentate<br />Lobed<br />
  21. 21. Leaf Margins(What the edges of the leaves look like)<br />Entire<br />Serrate<br />Double Serrate<br />Dentate<br />Lobed<br />
  22. 22. Leaf Margins(What the edges of the leaves look like)<br />Entire<br />Serrate<br />Double Serrate<br />Dentate<br />Lobed<br />
  23. 23. Leaf Margins(What the edges of the leaves look like)<br />Entire<br />Serrate<br />Double Serrate<br />Dentate<br />Lobed<br />
  24. 24. Part 2: Tree Bark<br />Smooth<br />Furrowed<br />Scaly<br />Shaggy<br />Papery<br />
  25. 25. Part 2: Tree Bark<br />Smooth<br />Furrowed<br />Scaly<br />Shaggy<br />Papery<br />
  26. 26. Part 2: Tree Bark<br />Smooth<br />Furrowed<br />Scaly<br />Shaggy<br />Papery<br />
  27. 27. Part 2: Tree Bark<br />Smooth<br />Furrowed<br />Scaly<br />Shaggy<br />Papery<br />
  28. 28. Part 2: Tree Bark<br />Smooth<br />Furrowed<br />Scaly<br />Shaggy<br />Papery<br />
  29. 29. Part 2: Tree Bark<br />Smooth<br />Furrowed<br />Scaly<br />Shaggy<br />Papery<br />
  30. 30. Tree Identification Quiz<br />On each of the following pages you will see pictures of the leaves and bark of a specific tree. <br />There will also be three descriptions. You have to choose the correct description. <br />The following page will tell you if you have chosen the correct description. <br />
  31. 31. Tree ID Quiz 1<br />Description A<br />Leaves: scale-like<br />Bark: furrowed<br />Description B<br />Leaves: needles<br />Bark: furrowed<br />Description C<br />Leaves: needles<br />Bark: shaggy<br />
  32. 32. Tree ID Quiz Answer 1<br />Hemlock Tree<br />(Description B)<br />Leaves: needles<br />Bark: furrowed <br />
  33. 33. Tree ID Quiz 2<br />Description A<br />Leaves: flat, simple, entire, opposite<br />Bark: shaggy<br />Description B<br />Leaves: flat, compound, serrate, opposite<br />Bark: furrowed <br />Description C<br />Leaves: flat, compound, entire, opposite<br />Bark: shaggy<br />
  34. 34. Tree ID Quiz Answer 2<br />Shagbark Hickory <br />(Description C)<br />Leaves: flat, compound, entire, <br />opposite<br />Bark: shaggy<br />
  35. 35. Tree ID Quiz 3<br />Description A<br />Leaves: needle, compound, double serrate<br />alternate <br />Bark: smooth<br />Description B<br />Leaves: flat, simple, double serrate, opposite<br />Bark: papery<br />Description C<br />Leaves: flat, simple, lobed, opposite<br />Bark: papery<br />
  36. 36. Tree ID Answer 3<br />Silver Beech<br />(Description B)<br />Leaves: flat simple, double <br />serrate, opposite<br />Bark: papery<br />
  37. 37. Tree ID Quiz 4<br />Description A<br />Leaves: flat, simple, pointed lobes, alternate <br />Bark: smooth and flakey<br />Description B<br />Leaves: flat, simple, entire, opposite<br />Bark: papery<br />Description C<br />Leaves: flat, compound, lobed, opposite<br />Bark: smooth, flakey<br />
  38. 38. Tree ID Answer 4<br />American Sycamore<br />(Description A)<br />Leaves: flat, simple, pointed <br />lobes, alternate <br />Bark: smooth and flakey<br />
  39. 39. Congratulations…<br />…you have completed the tree identification tutorial. It is time to find some real trees to identify. <br />"Today I have grown taller from walking with the trees." -- Karle Wilson Baker<br />

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