Tree ID

Watch the videos below to learn more about the characteristics used to identify a tree species. Be sure to check this page every Tuesday for a new video!

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Click on the species that you want to learn more about:

arborvitae

ash, white 

aspen, bigtooth

azalea, flame

azalea, pinkster 

baldcypress

basswood, American

beech, American

birch, river

birch, sweet

birch, yellow

bladdernut

blackhaw

blackgum

boxelder

boxelder or poison-ivy

buckeye, Ohio

buckeye, red

buckeye, yellow

buttonbush

catalpa, northern

chestnut, American

coffeetree, Kentucky

devil’s walking stick

dogwood, alternate-leaf

dogwood, flowering

dogwood, silky

elm, red (aka slippery elm)

fringetree

hazelnut, american

hemlock, eastern

honeylocust

hornbeam, American

magnolia, bigleaf

maple, red

maple, silver

maple, sugar

mulberry, red

oak, chestnut

oak, pin

oak, post

oak, scarlet

oak, shingle

pawpaw

persimmon

pine, eastern white

pine, pitch

pine, red

pine, Virginia

plum, American

poison-ivy

redbud, eastern

redcedar, eastern

serviceberry, downy

sourwood

spicebush

sumac, winged

swamp rose

sweetshrub, common

sycamore, American

tree-of-heaven

yellow-poplar

walnut, black

 

Tree ID Basics –  Dave Apsley (OSU Extension) and Stephanie Downs (ODNR-Forestry)

 

Identifying the Trees in Your Woods:Using Leaf ID Key and References–  Dave Apsley (OSU Extension), Jim Downs (Hocking College), Tom Macy (ODNR-Forestry), and Stephanie Downs (ODNR-Forestry)

 

Winter Tree Identification – Dave Apsley, OSU Extension, and Jim Downs, Hocking College

 

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