How To Identify Trees. There are 15 keys to choose from. Coniferous as in bearing cones are pine trees and the like which typically have pointy needles.
In spring you can look at the flowers or catkins. Unlobed leaf lobed leaf and toothed leaf. One of the easiest ways to narrow down possible tree types is to identify if the tree is coniferous or broadleaf.
The needles and scales of conifers are also considered types of leaves.
Begin identifying your tree by choosing the appropriate region below. The first step in identifying trees is to know your broadleaf trees from your coniferous. One very important way to identify types of tree leaves is by the overall shape of the leaf around its edges. They are abundant in the eastern forests of North America though they can be found throughout the continentBroadleaf trees as the name suggests bear leaves that vary in size shape and thickness.