University of Tennessee
Forest Resources AgResearch and Education Center
Plants

Tree Identification Guide

Welcome to the University of Tennessee Arboretum Tree Identification Guide! For this guide, we have chosen some of the trees commonly found on the trails at the Arboretum. If you would like to know the common name, scientific name, or characteristics of a tree at the Arboretum but you only know the shape of the leaf, perhaps this guide will help identify it.

Start by choosing one of the three categories below. Each will lead to thumbnail leaf photos of popular trees in that category - and, in turn, will lead to a description of the tree.

Simple Leaf Samples Compound Leaf Samples Needle and Scale-Like Samples

Simple Leaf Samples

Compound Leaf Samples

Needle and Scale-Like Samples


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