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Leafsnap UK

By Columbia University, University of Maryland, and Smithsonian Institution

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Leafsnap UK is a field guide to UK trees developed by the Natural History Museum, London, working with the United States Leafsnap teams. It uses visual recognition software to help identify tree species from photographs of their leaves.

- 156 tree species from across the UK
- Beautiful high-resolution images of leaves, flowers, fruits, needles, cones, petioles, seeds and bark
- Helpful text on every species
- Collect, label and map the trees you identify
- Help scientists understand trees and the biodiversity they support

More information on identifying trees with Leafsnap UK can be found on the Natural History Museum website by following the Leafsnap UK support link.

Leafsnap UK is the latest in the E.O. Wilson award-winning series of Leafsnap apps developed by Columbia University, the University of Maryland and the Smithsonian Institution. Leafsnap UK is supported by the Natural History Museum London and Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. High-resolution images within the app were created by the Natural History Museum and the conservation organization Finding Species.

What's New in Version 1.1

- Included games in App
- Fixed placement of frame on camera screen

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Customer Reviews


This app used to be fantastic - great design and content. However, ever since the app was updated with the games, it's become a bit buggy: when you search for a specific tree, that seems to 'blank' the whole tree list, forcing you to close the app and re-open it to reboot it. That aside, it's a great app with excellent pictures of leaves, fruit, bark etc which is really useful to have with you on the go.

Doesn't really work

While the images and descriptive text are wonderful this app falls short in many areas. It crashes frequently, doesn't allow you to search despite the option being there and I can't find a way to label my collection. The photography part is fiddly and poor at recognising the leaf, even when the leaf is flat on a white piece of paper.
It's a pity because I really wanted an app that makes it easier to identify trees and this one would be great if it worked!

Nice Idea, doesn't work!

Wondered whether it was worth downloading when I saw other reviews, but thought I would try it. The pics of leaves flowers and fruits are excellent as is the way you can switch between. Would like a picture of a mature tree as well in the gallery, though there are other good apps for that.
Have been unable to get a result from taking a pic, the log in to update doesn't work either, and I can't start a collection without any results!
Be great if it worked!

Leafsnap UK
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  • Free
  • Category: Education
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.1
  • Size: 121 MB
  • Language: English
  • Developer:

Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.1.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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