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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Quiz: Can You Identify These Trees ?

Here are a number of photos of tree features, all belonging to trees that can be found in New England, as well as much of the eastern U.S. How many can you identify? Some may be fairly easy, others could be pretty difficult for some people, and could easily be confused with other species. Most are native species; some are not, but are commonly seen in the region.

Why this quiz?

Hopefully, this exercise will motivate you to take a closer look at the trees in your own area, and maybe you'll discover little details about them you never were aware of before. And that can lead to a greater fascination with the natural world we're all part of. Being aware of trees and actually taking note of individual ones will make your daily travels much more interesting, I promise! I like to encourage people to learn about their trees and appreciate the beauty and variety they offer. They're all the same, and they're all different.





Each of us uses wood products originating in the trunks of trees, but there's so much more about these largest of plants that we can enjoy and cherish. So, see how many of these look familiar to you. If you have a difficult time of it, don't be discouraged, I'm not sure I could identify them all just from these photos either! Let it inspire you to start learning more about our trees.

There will be another quiz in the near future, so if you enjoy this kind of torture, come on back soon.


When you're finished, if you'd like to see how well you did, you can email me. List your answers, along with the corresponding photo numbers, and I'll let you know how you did. Please put something like "Blog tree quiz" in the subject line of your email.


Tip- there may be more than one photo for some tree species. Good luck!


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26- Two in One!
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