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Anybody have any suggestions for books that cover tree identification, particularly for workable woods? I know that Bruce Hoadley has the “Identifying Wood” book, but I haven’t seen it yet, and don’t know how well it covers identification of trees, as opposed to already-cut wood.

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#1 posted 2147 days ago

Here’s link that will show your local trees. Just enter your state and after you select a tree that page will have a picture of the tree in the upper right. Click on that for leaf, bark ID:

http://www.cnr.vt.edu/dendro/dendrology/data_results_with_common.cfm?state=WI

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#2 posted 2147 days ago

I use the “The Real Wood Bible” by Nick Gibbs to identify already cut wood. I like it and it has a lot of useful information. As for identify trees, I use the National Audubon Society Field Guide for trees.

I have found good things about The Woodbook by Romeyn Hough, but I don’t have it.

I hope this helps.
JIM

-- - Jim, Carroll, OH

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