Tree & Shrub Identification

You will find some helpful tree identification resources below. The books are excellent to use as a field reference guides while the websites can serve as a complement to the books.

Recommended Books

The Tree Identification Book by George W.D. Symonds, Photographs by Stephen Chelminski

The Shrub Identification Book by George W.D. Symonds, Photographs by A.W. Merwin


Dichotomous Key – Virginia Tech Dendrology

What Tree is That? – Arbor Day Foundation

Basics of Tree ID – Virginia Tech

Common Ohio Trees – Ohio DNR

Forest Stand Dynamics

Every tree has specific growth needs and patterns; therefore, every forest develops according to the trees within its boundaries.

Timber Harvesting

Harvesting trees is an integral part of land management. Strategic timber harvests promote efficient and productive forests.

Stream Management

Water quality is an essential aspect of proper stewardship. Land management practices should include best management practices (BMP’s) in order to maintain the integrity of clean water.

Ohio Forestry

Find some resources here that covers forestry in Ohio.