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Tree identification book from Arbor Day Foundation can help people identify tree species

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Mon, Jun 3rd 2019 02:25 pm

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

 “What Tree Is That?” is described as a fun, easy-to-use tree identification guide. It features hand-drawn botanical illustrations highlighting the distinctive characteristics of many tree species.

Nature lovers and professional arborists alike have called this pocket field guide a must-have, user-friendly resource. Its full-color illustrations are in precise detail and depict natural colors, shapes and textures so users can make a positive species identification in a few steps.

The Arbor Day Foundation offers this book to help people identify trees throughout the Eastern and Central regions of the U.S. The book uses a unique step-by-step approach for identifying the species of each tree, explaining what to look for in the shape and arrangement of the leaves, differences in the leafstalks and specific characteristics of fruits, flowers, buds and bark.

“ ‘Our What Tree Is That?’ pocket guide is an ideal resource for developing a greater appreciation for trees,” said Matt Harris, chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation. “The Arbor Day Foundation strives to help people enjoy and appreciate trees, and we feel our pocket field guide will do just that.”

“What Tree is That?” is also available as an online interactive version at arborday.org.

To obtain a tree identification guide in full color, visit arborday.org or send name, address and $5 for each guide to: Arbor Day Foundation, ‘What Tree Is That?’, 100 Arbor Ave., Nebraska City, NE 68410.

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