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Druid

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212 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: tree identification tree properties

For those of us who have an interest in identifying various types of trees in their natural habitat, here is a very well presented site that covers over 40 of the most familiar trees from Acacia to Yew. The site includes a good selection of seasonal photos of each tree, along with various images of leaves, bark, blossoms, and fruit. Various traditional uses, legends, and other information such as basic tree leaf identification is also included.

http://www.2020site.org/trees/

I found this to be an informative site, so I thought I would pass it along.
Enjoy.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada


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alohafromberkeley

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#1 posted 212 days ago

Thanks, John, anything Dendrology/field guides/ info is really welcome…..Wes

-- "After a year of doing general farmwork, it was quite clear to me that chickens and I were not compatible"-George Nakashima

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#2 posted 212 days ago

Thanks John. Very useful. I have to admit that even though I have been woodworking for about 18 years, I am really not good at identifying even the most common trees. Maybe this will help.

Merry Christmas to you and your family!!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Druid

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#3 posted 212 days ago

Hi Wes and Mike,
If you want a wider variety of Dendrology information, here are a couple of other sites that might be of interest.

http://forestry.about.com/
http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/hfd/library/documents/treebook/

The second link is based on trees in British Columbia, Canada, but still has a lot of information that many of us can use. You can also download their book as a Pdf file.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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alohafromberkeley

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#4 posted 212 days ago

Thanks, John…Here’s one for you (you may know about it) – waynesword.palomar.edu/index.htm (Sorry but I can never seem to be able to hot link stuff) But Waynes World is educational, fun, full of trivia and utterly fascinating.
Both of those sites you listed are ones I haven’t got. I can never get too much info on the topic of trees & wood…..Mahalo nui loa & Mele Kalikimaka!

-- "After a year of doing general farmwork, it was quite clear to me that chickens and I were not compatible"-George Nakashima

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#5 posted 211 days ago

Thanks, John!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Druid

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#6 posted 208 days ago

Here’s another tree identification resource for you. It’s a free Android application, called “Virginia Tech Tree ID” that you can get at . . .
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.pottssoftware.agps21
One of the user feedback comments on the web site states that the photos are too small, but I decided to try it out on my phone anyway. When I took a look at the information for one of the trees, I found that simply tapping on any of the photos would bring up a magnified view that was large enough to see details clearly.
A nice feature of the program is that you can let it use your location to narrow down the results to only include tree types that normally grow in your area.
So far, it seems to be well done, and includes a good database.
I’m interested in comments on this one please.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#7 posted 208 days ago

Great site! I suppose this should be studied by all ww’ers on a weekly basis at minmum…
Thanks for sharing!

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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alohafromberkeley

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#8 posted 208 days ago

Thanks for the link Druid, but I don’t have a smartphone… but it sounds like a good site.

-- "After a year of doing general farmwork, it was quite clear to me that chickens and I were not compatible"-George Nakashima

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#9 posted 208 days ago

I always carry one of those books around, like the bird ID books, where the pages are somewhat resistant to being wet.

I can usually get it down to just a few choices, and then cross reference when I get home, with a text book.

I find the internet painful when its slow, … like in the forest or at lumberyard

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Druid

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#10 posted 204 days ago

So, here’s another site with lots of information on many types of different wood.
http://www.wood-database.com/

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#11 posted 204 days ago

John, thanks for posting very informative link (s).

-- Bill

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alohafromberkeley

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#12 posted 204 days ago

John, thanks- that’s one of my go to sites for ID….Do you have “HobbitHouse” in ebay bookmarked? Thousands of pics and descriptions- unfortunately no bark/leaves though…..........Wes

-- "After a year of doing general farmwork, it was quite clear to me that chickens and I were not compatible"-George Nakashima

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Druid

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#13 posted 204 days ago

Bill – Glad to hear that this is informative.
Wes – Good lead for anyone looking for another source of veneer. Thanks.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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alohafromberkeley

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#14 posted 204 days ago

There’s more than veneer- the site has more wood sample pics than any site I’ve found. Scroll down and you’ll see wood names- click on one and it takes you the ID area. He’s honest about color and will tell you if he can’t ID a wood. Another site I like is Forest Products Laboratory in Madison,WI- you can send in 1 or 2 unknown samples and they’ll analyze it for free. For veneer I like “Certainly Wood” (great veneer and they have sample boxes and huge boxes of cutoffs for marquetry and inlay work.)

-- "After a year of doing general farmwork, it was quite clear to me that chickens and I were not compatible"-George Nakashima

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Druid

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#15 posted 203 days ago

Wes . . . Good points on getting to the details.
The other veneer site that you mentioned . . . http://certainlywood.com/ . . . is certainly worth looking at also. Hopefully, all of us are getting something out of this. I know that I am.
Thanks.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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