How to use this guide for identifying trees


Most users of manuals for identifying plants tend to avoid dichotomous keys whenever they can. But to wildly thumb through a book looking at pictures is not the best alternative. That is why I have chosen to offer a list of plant groups which can easily be separated from each other by clearly discernible vegetative traits common to all the species contained in the respective groups. In several cases, I have added synoptic or dichotomous keys in order to provide a better founded identification. This is the case e.g. in Cupressus, Eucalyptus, Nothofagus, Pinus, Populus, Prunus, Quercus.


Tree Species Good Alternative Common Species Eral Case Native Tree 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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