Leaf Edges
A serrated leaf edge,
as in this leaf from my Purple Leaf Plum, is one characteristic to look for when trying to identify trees.




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Tree Indentfication

LEARNING TO IDENTIFY TREES

Illustration and text by Julie Walton Shaver


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These trees live in the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone 6, Central New Jersey. When we moved here in 1996, the only healthy trees on the property were the dogwood and the 50-foot black cherry behind the shed. The rest was all sun all the time. We needed shade!



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