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Tree ID in Parks

Tree IDentification in Parks

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Tree Number 

FUN Fact 1

FUN Fact 2

FUN Fact 3

1

different color on front and back of leaves

long acorns

roots are very tolerant of a lot of stressors

2

tiny red flowers in the spring

bright red leaves in fall

red maples growing in a forest often have “bullseye” patterns in the bark

3

common in Michigan right after glaciers receded

tiny cones

very cold tolerant

4

has a cousin, the london planetree

thick, exfoliating bark with bright white branches at the top

fruit looks like fuzzy pompoms

5

mature trees have bark that looks “shaggy” or shredded

nust have a very thick husk

large compound leaves

6

member of the red oak family

has a narrow “waist” on the leaf

tiny acorns

7

Beautiful flowers in the spring

large, uniquely shaped leaves

grows very tall and very straight

8

fast growing

bark on young elms is spongy like corkboard

base of the leaf is asymmetrical

9

soft, light wood

buds are red in the fall and look like lobster claws

very thin bark that is prone to damage from deer

10

fruit looks like a small tennis ball

known for it’s beautiful, purplish wood

produces a chemical that prevents other trees from growing near it