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Woody Plants (26 entries)

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  • Maintained by Earth advocate David Yarrow, this site is a trove of information about big trees. But the true value of this site is that David helps you understand that these are really more than just big trees; these are part of our natural heritage. Besides advocating the preservation of these resources, he also provides lots of information including the history of and definitions related to old growth forests. For you statistics mongers out there, don't worry, there's something for you too. The champion trees section of the site details the requirements for trees to become state and national champions, and, of course, photos and numbers for some of the biggest trees around.   [Google cache]
  • This site contains tree identification information specific to Forestry 2324, Dendrology Lab at Virginia Tech. The site also has fact sheets for identifying over 450 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 leaf from a tree commonly found in Virginia try our leaf key to see if you can identify it. 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 America.    [Google cache]
  • Ever have questions about Rhododendrons? If so, a visit to this site might be well worth the effort. The author has put a lot of work into the creation of a well-rounded document discussing various species, cultural requirements, companion plants, troubleshooting, and of course, links to other resources.   [Google cache]
  • Keith and Donald Howe run a nursery specializing in hydrangeas. This page contains their information and links for this wonderful genus.   [Google cache]
  • Do you wonder how to prune your favorite apple tree? Are your grapes or raspberries getting out of control? This link will tell you the benefits of pruning and provide specific details on apple, pear, plum, apricot, and peach pruning. A Q&A section at the end addresses common pruning questions as well.   [Google cache]
  • There's so much confusion about hydrangea pruning schedules. Some species need to be pruned right after flowering while others should be pruned in spring. This page will make everything clear on a species by species basis.   [Google cache]
  • Talk with other shrub growers ask questions or provide answers.   [Google cache]
  • This online tree care information center includes a tree calendar to aid in pruning, moving, and planting and tree a fertilization guide. Perhaps the most unusual reference at this site is their tree appraisal guide those trees can add 15 to 25% to your property value, and this site will explain to you how.   [Google cache]
  • Available in both Spanish and English, this collection of articles about urban arboriculture, botany, and gardening is a great resource for Spanish natives and others alike. Also included are book recommendations, a dictionary, and links to other tree resources on the 'Net. NOTE: many of the subpages at this site are not available in English.   [Google cache]
  • Want to learn more about trees? What tree is largest? Oldest? Most valuable? Or are you just looking for information about a specific species? With a database of over 800 tree species, TreeGuide is the place to go to for answers to these questions.   [Google cache]
  • The Ohio Public Library Information Network has a great reference out there for you Midwestern tree fanatics. Two excellent dichotomous keys will help you identify trees by either leaves or fruit, eventually displaying an excellent collection of photographs specific to your plant. Of course, you can also look up plants directly by name, but it's nowhere near as fun.   [Google cache]

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