Getting to Know Your Woods
  • Treesearch [external site]
  • Treesearch is a free online system for locating and delivering publications by Research and Development scientists in the US Forest Service. Research results behind these publications have been peer reviewed to ensure the best quality science.
  • ID Your Tree [external site]
  • This is the most comprehensive and user friendly tree identification guide available on line. It contains dichotomous keys for identifying trees by both their leaves and their twigs (especially important in the dormant season).
  • Landowner Fact Sheets [external site]
  • Once you have identified a tree this data base will provide general and concise information about the species including its light & water requirements, its wildlife & timber value and even its autumn leaf color.
  • Silvics of North America [external site]
  • Silvics is the study of the general characteristics, life history, and physiological requirements of forest trees and stands in relation to the environment. This thorough resource will tell you everything you want to know about individual tree species and how they function in your woodlands.
  • Profile Your Land [external site]
  • This site will allow you to determine what forest types (tree communities) you'd expect to find in your county of residence.
  • Glossary for Your Woods [external site]
  • This fact sheet is designed to help woodland owners better understand some of the terminology associated with woodland management.
  • Forestry Videos [external site]
  • The Forestry Videos website is sponsored by Southern Regional Extension Forestry and provides forestry related education and information in video format. The videos are broken into two types, individual, which are categorized, and video series, which are grouped by series.
  • Tree Selector [external site]
  • Measuring Your Woods [external sites]
  • http://extension.umd.edu/publications/pdfs/FS629.pdf
    http://pubs.ext.vt.edu/2812/2812-1028/2812-1028.html
    http://extension.oregonstate.edu/catalog/pdf/ec/ec1129.pdf
  • Making and Using a Biltmore (Tree Measuring) Stick [external sites]
  • http://www.naturalresources.umd.edu/ResourcesVideoBiltmore.html
    https://www.forestsforthebay.org/files/Appendix_6_Biltmore_Stick.pdf