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Landscape Trees

Tree Identification

Guide to the identification of trees

Buds and twigs

Guide to naming trees in Winter

Landscape Trees

Trees play significant roles in the urban and rural landscape. This web site provides a guide to the use, identification and management of trees cultivated in landscape schemes in Ireland.   Landscape schemes include for example, street trees, motorway planting, housing developments, public parks and university campus.

While this site is a resource for the undergraduate modules Fundamentals of Horticulture, Landscape Trees and Shrubs and Landscape Management, it will also be of value to those with an interest in trees in their local environment.  Modules are taught in autumn and winter and these web pages provide visual evidence of how trees look in spring and summer.

The site has five sections

  • Trees in the urban and rural landscape - Images illustrating the many uses of trees in designed and natural landscapes
  • Tree Identification - images of approx. 25 genera illustrating the tree, and where available its leaves, flowers and fruit.
  • Winter Buds and Twigs - images to aid identification of trees in winter.
  • Tree Management - Illustrations of tree planting, tree staking and tree pruning

To navigate through the site select the TOOL BAR beneath the MAIN MENU in the left hand column or select the links within each topic. This opens a gallery of images which can be moved forward and back by selecting the right or left arrow in the upper right or left corner of the image. The site can also be searched by inserting a name of a tree or a topic in the search bar in the top right hand corner of the page.

Acknowledgements

Digital images and text were prepared by Dr. Mary Forrest and Eamon Kealy with additional images and assistance from Tom Moore and Conor Aherne. (UCD School of Agriculture and Food) The project was funded by an award from the UCD NDLR 2010.

Brian Kane of the UCD Computer Centre designed the web pages and provided technical assistance with the site. Valuable advice was provided by David Jennings of the UCD Centre for Teaching and Learning and by Peter Mc Kiernan of the UCD Computer Centre.