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TreeBook Tree Identification App - Now Free!

By April 23, 2012

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With the cooperation of Sarofax and iPhone app developer Ash Mishra, I want to offer you TreeBook for free on iTunes. The app provides you with a pocket version of my tree leaf key at forestry.about.com.

Sarofax's TreeBook is leaf based and developed for beginning  students unfamiliar with tree identification.  It is designed as a beginning student guide using those leaved trees most commonly seen in North American forests. The app provides a system similar to the one on this forestry site for identifying the 100 most common trees with images, descriptions and links to more online information.

TreeBook supports a tree leaf key and provides a botanical glossary of the most common tree identifiers. TreeBook is especially helpful for identifying  the most common Eastern  U.S. hardwood trees.


April 18, 2011 at 3:48 am
(1) Andrew says:

Can we expect a version for Android?

April 18, 2011 at 7:57 am
(2) forestry says:

I expect not. Even using public domain images and material, it cost time and dollars to do. Very challenging but not enough to attempt Android.

April 30, 2011 at 11:15 am
(3) Lightbernder says:

Too bad, considering that there are now more Android seats than Apple…and that will continue, considering the shortcomings o f the Apple OS (no Flash, etc.).

June 19, 2011 at 7:00 pm
(4) Stuart says:

Looks like a shortcoming of Android is a lack of apps you like.

May 15, 2012 at 9:08 am
(5) John clavis says:

The problem is that the iphone is for morons and morons don’t have any interest in identifying trees.

August 4, 2012 at 10:15 pm
(6) frelnc says:

VERY disappointed that this valuable tool for Master Gardeners, arborists and other tree lovers is still catering to only one platform. VERY disappointed.

October 3, 2012 at 10:14 am
(7) igeektrees says:

Even that cool app wont convince me to buy an iphone!

October 17, 2012 at 6:57 pm
(8) John Seiler says:

Visit the Google Play Store and check out the Virginia Tech tree Identification App. It is free covers over 960 trees with 6,600 photos.

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