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    Does anyone have a recommendations for a tree book?

    I sure would like to be able to look at a tree and know what type of wood I am looking at. Especially if it's fallen down.

    Does anyone have any book recommendations, something I can take with me in the woods?

    This is probably something I should have learned a while ago. Sadly, unless a tree has fruit on it, I probably wouldn't know what type of tree it was unless it was a pine or weeping willow.

    #2
    Search for books on the trees of Colorado. I have one for Texas.

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      #3
      National Audubon Society Field Guide to Trees. I have the Eastern Region edition, but there is a Western Region edition.

      I'm drawing a blank on how to make that an Amazing Ribs link, so maybe someone could help a brother out.
      Last edited by Steve R.; September 21, 2020, 01:14 PM.

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      • Donw
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        This is a great guide. They use to have a book guide app which was easy to use but they stopped updating it, at least on iOS, and it is no longer downloadable as far as I know.

      #4
      A little smaller and less detailed is the Arbor Day Foundation’s “What Tree is That?” It is still good for common trees. Just a side note, don’t buy it directly from them and get on their mailing list.☹️ Here is a link to one bookstore’s copy: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/wha...ion/1112389130

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        #5
        If you have an iPhone there is an app by Apple called Snap Plant I believe.
        May be easier than carrying around a book.

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        • Steve R.
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          I have one called PlantSnap, maybe it's the same one. I love the concept, but performance is spotty at best in my experience.

        #6
        I thought all books were made from tree's ☺

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        • HawkerXP
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          I didn't know tress could read!

        #7
        Best tree book I ever read was The Giving Tree. Not sure it will help you figure out what kind of tree you are looking at, but it still a good tree book.

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          #8
          https://plantidentifier.info/

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            #9
            Originally posted by willxfmr View Post
            Best tree book I ever read was The Giving Tree. Not sure it will help you figure out what kind of tree you are looking at, but it still a good tree book.
            That children book is definitely one of the greatest allegories about life that every man post 40 will understand.

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              #10
              The book that got me through college was "National Audobon Society Field Guide to N. Amer. Trees" Eastern Region. They make a Western Region too. The thing that helped me is the pictures organized by leaf type which is how most trees are identified. Identifying wood is difficult as many hardwoods have the same properties, softwoods too. Additionally, they will have the common flower and fruiting body that can be found so depending on the season, you should be able to identify the tree. Lastly, the back part gives species specific details associated with a particular tree.

              There are other books of course, but this one is my favorite. USDA Forest Service does a good job, but their stuff can be a bit "technical". The following website from TXAM is a simple key to help id species, http://texastreeid.tamu.edu/content/idByLeaf/

              Good luck.

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                #11
                Good basic tree identification, also a handy basic Survival tome, if one is interested in doin such (survivin)...

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                Last edited by Mr. Bones; September 22, 2020, 07:52 AM.

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                • HawkerXP
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                  Looks like the one I had. I see this one was owned by one of the Hardy Boys. My brother took mine when he disappeared into the wilderness some time ago.
                  Last edited by HawkerXP; September 22, 2020, 10:35 AM. Reason: bro flashback

                #12
                No idea on a book, but like your user name. Thank you for your service. Go Airborne. Rangers led the way!

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                  #13
                  Colorado State Forest Service also provides some resources.

                  https://csfs.colostate.edu/colorado-...-tree-species/

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                    #14
                    go to youre state forestry and aig site..they will have all kinds of booklets and pamplets...on plants ,trees,etc

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