What would you say the best tips are for identifying hardwood trees? I grew up around a lot of shrubs and trees with fruit, so I'm not very up on my hardwood tree identification.
I like to go on nature hikes and try to pick out the different kinds of trees as I go, so I try to take my "Hardwood Trees of North America" guide with me and identify the hardwood trees by their pictures, but it's still a little tricky.
Are there any tree enthusiasts out there that have any good tips for me? Right now I can't tell the difference between a hardwood maple tree and a hardwood ash!
Do you have any good tips?