Welcome to Tree Names. You can use our tree lists to identify the common or botanical tree name or type and use tree pictures to help with tree species identification. Our site is put together by landscapers, for our customers and anyone else looking for types of trees and information.
We have extensive lists of tree genera names and tree species names found all over the world, so you can search and find common, scientific, Latin or botanical names of trees. This enables cross reference of names, so if you know the common name of a tree, then you can look up its botanical name and vice versa.
The tree lists contain links to tree pictures, facts and descriptions about hundreds of tree species that live in North America, Europe and the rest of the world:
- Lists of trees by Common Name OR Lists of trees by Scientific, Botanical Latin Names
- Types of Christmas Trees Names of the popular species of Natural Christmas Trees, and information on Artificial Christmas Trees.
- Bonsai Tree Names with Pictures to help species identification.
- List of deer resistant trees.
- Different types of trees.
- Tree care, tree help and tree how to.
- How to buy the right trees locally or online, and how to plant a tree.
- Tree pictures and or photos for identifying different types of trees.
- Where to buy trees, directory of local, national and international online suppliers, garden centers and nurseries.
- Facts, details and descriptions on tree species.
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Tree Facts and Definitions
- A tree is defined as a perennial woody plant with roots, having a single stem (trunk) with branches extending out from the sides and top of this trunk, forming a distinct elevated crown. Trees species can be either gymnosperms or angiosperms. All trees are Vascular plants.
- Trees can be either evergreen, deciduous or semi-evergreen, and either type may have leaves or needles. There are even coniferous deciduous trees that loose their needles annually, Larch trees (Larix) are a good example.
- Trees may have flowers and fruit or berries or nuts. Some trees are male or female or both.
- Trees are the largest plants, and also the largest organisms on Earth. Trees can have a mature height of 1ft (30cm) to over 328ft (100m) tall, much taller than any other plants. See Tree Growth Size & Tallest Trees. This size can also make trees the heaviest living organisms on Earth, some weighing approximately 1,500 tons (1,361 metric tonnes.)
- A natural plant community dominated by trees is defined as a Forest, or Woodland.
- Tree types. Trees can be defined as either deciduous trees or evergreen trees. There are also Bonsai Trees, flowering trees, shade trees, hedge trees and fruit orchard trees.
- The oldest living organisms on earth are trees. Some trees can live for more than 1,000 years, and a few live considerably longer. There is a 4,841 year old bristlecone pine, Pinus longaeva, located at Schulman Grove in California, USA. The age of this tree has been determined by carbon-dating, and core sample drilling.
- Trees can be farmed for wood, or for biomass energy fuel, this practice is called Coppicing. A coppice is defined as an area of cultivated trees that are clipped for Bio Fuel or for a wood product like charcoal. Fast growing trees such as Willow and Poplar are widely used for this type of coppicing.
- Trees are widely used for Fruit production, such as Apple Trees, Orange Trees and Fig Trees. Tree pollination and harvesting of fruit, wood and other tree products can be a major part of many rural and national economies.
- Dendrology; The science of trees, the name is from the Greek word "Dendron" for tree.