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Exploring Trees and Equity in Boston through Literature: Identification and Tree Care Guides

Learn about tree and nature equity in Boston and trees in literature and art. Developed in partnership with Speak for the Trees.

Identification Guides at the BPL

Tree Care Guides at the BPL

Online Identification Guides


Go Botany from Native Plant Trust
Plant and tree identification by key characteristics 


Trees of Massachusetts 
Tree identification guide from iNaturalist. You can download an identification app from the iNaturalist website. 


UMass Extension Landscape, Nursery and Urban Forestry Program
Online tree and plant identification resources curated by the University of Massachusetts Center for Agriculture, Food, and the Environment


USDA Plants Database
Search for trees and plants by characteristics, state, common name, and other criteria.