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TreeBook is the authoritative guide to 100 of the most common trees in North America, produced by veteran forester Steve Nix (of forestry.about.com fame), and developed by Ash Mishra (developer of the very popular CBC Hockey and CBC Radio apps).
The application's easy, intuitive interface provides an easy way to determine the type of tree you are looking at - with images, search, synonyms for trees, layman terms, and for the more scientifically minded - detailed terminology.
Hand-drawn images, photos, and range maps complete the thorough description of each tree.
Please note, this App only contains information for trees in North America.
A Great Beginner Tree ID App!
Ok, I'm not giving the app the 5 star treatment simply because there are more exhaustive apps (which also cost more). They provide a universe of trees and shrubs but with minimal assistance. This is the best beginning tree identification app I've found and for less than 2 bucks. It has a key (called IDENTIFY) that walks you through simple steps to find the most common trees in North America. It provides links thousands of photos online. A must for every beginner...
Awesome app for the layman like me.
Awesome app for the layman like me. It needs many more trees, but I would guess that the time involved to do a single tree justice is large. I think that it will take time to grow, like a tree, but if the author takes the to tend the database, it will grow into something awesome, just like a tree.
Nice looking, but ...
The app looks great. Seems easy to use. Problem for me is that the small number of trees in the database. And they all seem to be located in the South east ! Write up says North America. I did not find one tree in the Rockies, for example.
Would love it if even some of the very common trees from other than the Southeast of US was included.
Great start though.