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Thread: Which tree is which?

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    Member Mary's avatar
    Aug 2001

    Which tree is which?

    I've recently moved from the northwest to Texas where part of my job is reviewing landscaping for the city landscaping ordinance. The problem here of course is that I DO NOT KNOW the local flora. I wasn't that good with northwest flora to begin with. So, can any one recommend a book or two to help me speed up the learning curve as I try to figure out how to tell an oak from an elm not to mention being able to tell one KIND of oak from another.

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    There are many books on dendrology and landscape plants. There are also online resources:
    this page has many links to other sites:

    these two come from that page:


    Community ed. programs on landscape plants may also be an option.

    Good luck!

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