Video: How to Identify Trees, Part 1 and Part 2

“How to Identify Trees, Part 1 and Part 2.” Part 1 (9:08 minutes) introduces how to use bark, buds, and other clues to identify broadleaf trees in winter. Part 2 (6:54 minutes) introduces the leaf characteristics used to identify trees, such needles vs. broad-leafed, simple vs. compound, alternate vs. opposite branching, and so on, and how to use a dichotomous key. This two-part video is part of a series of BeLeaf It or Not! videos by Michigan State University Extension, which are geared for students.