barecrown2.jpg (15234 bytes)

You selected:  An alternately-branched
shrub with single or absent terminal buds.
Note:  There are 3 choices on this page!

  4.  Trunk bark is papery and peeling.  wpe15.jpg (1050 bytes)  KEYicon.jpg (1022 bytes)


  4.  Trunk bark smooth.  wpe15.jpg (1050 bytes)
        Color may be gray, white, or greenish. 
KEYicon.jpg (1022 bytes)


  4.  Trunk bark rough-textured.  wpe15.jpg (1050 bytes)  KEYicon.jpg (1022 bytes)


If you're not sure what the words mean,
click on the
wpe15.jpg (1050 bytes) icon to see a picture.

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
wpeF.jpg (1022 bytes)
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
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