Tree ID Videos

Tree ID Videos

Fortunately each tree species has distinctive characteristics to help you tell them apart.  For example, our red oaks have bristle tips on the leaves and the white oaks have rounded tips.  Learning to recognize the various characteristics of trees is a critical step in successfully identifying them.

Common KY Trees

Tree ID Overview 

Tree Characteristics 

 Using a Dichotomous Key

Leaf Arrangement 

Leaf Characteristics 

Compound and Simple Leaves 

 Leaf Margins, Lobes, and Tips

Winter Tree ID 

Contact Information

Thomas Poe Cooper Building 730 Rose Street Lexington, KY 40546-0073