HARDWOOD
WINTER ID KEY

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You selected:  An oppositely-branched tree
with stout twigs and branches.
Note:  there are 3 choices on this page!

  3.  Chocolate brown terminal bud.  wpe15.jpg (1050 bytes)
        First side buds  close to terminal.
        Leaf scar clearly notched at top.
        Bark is tight, does not rub off easy.
        If so, try white ash.

          or

  3.  Chocolate brown terminal bud.  wpe15.jpg (1050 bytes)
        First side buds set back 1/8 to 1/4 inch.
        Leaf scar slightly notched.
        Bark easily rubs off.
        Usually grows in a swamp.
        If so, try black ash.

          or

  3.  Chocolate brown terminal bud.  wpe15.jpg (1050 bytes)
        First side buds right next to terminal buds.
        Leaf scar straight across on top.
        Twig ends somewhat flattened.
        Branching looks droopy.
        Bark often has horizontal cracks.
        If so, try green ash.

If you're not sure what the words mean,
click on the
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CAREFULLY read each option
on the right.  This is the
hardest key to work through.
Pick the one that is closest
to your sample or describes
what you remember from
where you saw the tree.
Click on the "key" icon
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to go to the next set of choices.


To see the entire hardwood winter key on one page, click HERE.
Click HERE to return to the home page.

wpe5.jpg (2127 bytes)U.P. TREE  IDENTIFICATION  KEY
from Michigan State University Extension

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