Arbor Day group published guide to trees


The Arbor Day Foundation has published a booklet that helps people identify trees in a simple, step-by-step process. The booklet, “What Tree is That?,” is an easy-to-use tree identification guide that features hand-drawn botanical illustrations highlighting the distinct characteristics of many common tree species.

Its full-color illustrations are in precise detail to depict natural colors, shapes and textures, so that users can make a positive species identification in just a few steps.

The Arbor Day Foundation offers this booklet to help people identify trees in Rhode Island and throughout the Eastern and Central regions of the United States. It uses a step-by-step approach to identify trees. The booklet describes the shape of the leaves and differences in stem and twig structures, as well as specifics about the fruit, flowers, buds and bark.

Said John Rosenow, founder and 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.”

It is also available in an online interactive version at To get a guide, send your name, address and $5 for each guide to the Arbor Day Foundation, Nebraska City, NE 68410, or order online at


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