Looking to identify a tree you saw while walking in the Arb? Use this list of common trees and their distinguishing characteristics or the step-by-step guide that starts at the bottom of this page! 

Trees in this guide:

American Basswood (Tilia americana)

American Elm (Ulmus americana)

Black Cherry (Prunus Serotina)

Black Walnut (Juglans nigra)

Boxelder (Acer negundo)

Bur Oak (Quercus macrocarpa)

Eastern Cottonwood (Populus deltoides)

Green Ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica)

Northern Hackberry (Celtis occidentalis)

Red Oak (Quercus rubra)

Silver Maple (Acer saccharinum)

Trembling Aspen (Populus tremuloides)

Willow (Salix spp.)

Key question 1: Does the tree have its leaves or not?

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