do trees change color? Is it going to be a "good" color
year? Find explanations here or browse this section
by Latin or common names for fall color pictures
of your favorite trees.
you have a leaf or twig and no idea what species
it is? Try our key and figure it out by simply
answering the questions and matching your sample
to the pictures. You can also try the interview
- input everything you remember and get a list
of possible matches.
This site contains tree identification
information specific to Forestry 2324, Dendrology Lab at
Virginia Tech. The site also has fact sheets for identifying
approximately 875 trees commonly found in the United States
with color pictures for all of them. You can search
for your tree by name or browse the entire list. If
you have a tree related question visit Dr. Dendro and we
will do our best to answer you. We also have links
to many other tree identification sites from across North
Ecology of Appalachian Forests Are you searching for a meaningful and interesting elective? Ecology of Appalachian Forests is a new course designed for non-science majors. Students will be introduced to natural history, tree biology, tree identification, forest ecology, management, and forest types of the Appalachian region.
Biology The Forest Biology at Virginia Tech
Class Homepage contains links to related forest biology sites,
a chance to "Ask Dr. Dendro" a question about trees and forests,
and the Electronic Textbook. The textbook is a highly
interactive Shockwave program that runs over the internet. It
contains information on tree structure, physiology, reproduction,
variation, growth regulators, dormancy, and forest communities. It
also provides an extensive glossary and interactive quizzing.
Offered every summer. This a 10
week graduate course covering the basics of tree growth, tree
identification (80 commonly occurring species), forest ecology,
and natural resource management. The class is primarily aimed
at public school biology educators but would be of interest
to anyone desiring advanced knowledge about trees and forests.
All material is relevant to teaching the Virginia Standards
of Learning. Course content will be on CD's and the class managed
over the internet. All testing is done on-line.