A leaf identification chart aids in the identification of trees by visual examination of the characteristics of their leaves. The typical leaf identification chart is divided into sections for various types of leaves, in... More » Science Biology Botany

Tree leaf identification charts are available through, Discover Life's "Time Machine", as mobile phone applications and through many state Extension agencies. According to, readers can use these chart... More » Home & Garden Gardening & Landscapes Trees & Bushes

Visual clues can be the a good way to identify pests in a garden, yard or home. Plant or property damage, nests, animal droppings and actual pest sightings indicate the need for further research on pest prevention, contr... More » Home & Garden Pest Control
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