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Any good tree identification sites or apps?

Discussion in 'Landscape Lighting' started by RLI Electric, May 31, 2011.

  1. RLI Electric

    RLI Electric LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 381

    I was wondering if anyone has a good website or iphone app for identifying trees. I never thought I would be able to distinguish one tree from another but now that I have an ok handle on some, I would like to be better at it.
  2. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
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  3. drewguy

    drewguy LawnSite Member
    from D.C.
    Posts: 41

    I recently downloaded an iPhone App called "leafsnap" based on an NY Times writeup. It's free. I haven't tried it yet, but in theory you can take a picture of a leaf and it will identify the tree. It's database is currently limited to trees in the northeast, but they plan to expand.
  4. NightScenes

    NightScenes LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,209

    Leafsnap is pretty good and I'm sure it will get even better.
  5. Lite4

    Lite4 LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,112

    Dirr makes a good app for general tree knowledge. Its basicly their book on app form. Not much leaf itentification though. Primarily tree culture and photos.
  6. RLI Electric

    RLI Electric LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 381

    Leafsnap is pretty cool although I cannot get the photo portion to work as far as identifying leaves
  7. all ferris

    all ferris LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,307

    Do yourself a favor and don't learn to identify trees by their leaf. Learn how to identify them by their structure and bark. Then you can also identify the trees in the winter.
  8. Lite4

    Lite4 LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,112

    Hey, why discriminate. Why not learn all the characteristics of the trees and shrubs for identification. I know, I know; only we crazy plantaphyles do that.
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  9. INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting

    INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting LawnSite Platinum Member
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