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What resources are available to help with Illinois tree identification?

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The Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Illinois State Museum and Illinois Natural History Survey have online resources that help with Illinois tree identification. Illinois' DNR has a webpage with photographs of common trees' leaves and nuts. Types of trees include black walnut, hackberry, pecan and swamp white oak.

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What resources are available to help with Illinois tree identification?
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The Illinois State Museum lists trees' common and scientific names. Each common name links to a pop-up window with further information. A map displays the counties where the tree grows. In addition, a photograph shows a small photo of a mature tree.

The Illinois Natural History Survey displays evergreen and deciduous tree names in a chart. Additional information includes each tree's natural habitat, the regions where it grows, its fruit type and special identifying features.

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