An introduction to the identification of conifer trees. Conifer trees are a common feature of woodlots, forests and landscapes. The value and qualities of trees are determined in part by the type of tree. Knowing the principles of tree identification will help owners appreciate the value of trees and the types of benefits those trees might provide. This presentation will cover the core principles of tree identification, including how to use twigs, buds, bark, fruit, growth habit, habitat (and even leaves) for identification. Knowledge of these principles will help participants learn how to identify a wide range of trees. Several common trees will be used to illustrate the principles. Original webinar broadcast February 2013.
The presenter is Peter Smallidge, State Extension Forester, Cornell University.
Duration: 1 hour, 14 minutes.