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Identify a broadleaf tree

Broadleaf trees are collectively referred to as hardwoods and botanists classify them as angiosperms. The term comes from the Greek angion (vessel) and sperma (seed).To give an example, the seeds of an apple tree are carried in the fruit. Broadleaf trees shed their leaves in autumn. They account for the majority of forest tree species in Canada.

This identification key organizes trees into artificial groupings based on leaf shape and arrangement along the twig and it is intended to make identification in the field easier.

Note: We are working to improve this key; we welcome your comments.