Forests and Trees

Large Post Oak Tree

photo: John Wilt

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Books (alphabetical by title)

Comanche Marker Trees, Steve Houser, Linda Pelon, Jimmy W. Arterberry, Texas A & M University Press, 2016, 198 pp.

The Nature of Oaks: The Rich Ecology of Our Most Essential Native Trees, Doug W. Tallamy, Timber Press, 2021, 197 pp.

Field Guides (alphabetical by title)

Trees of Texas Field Guide, Stan Tekiela, Adventure Publications, 2009, 374 pp.

Organizations & Websites Arbor Day Foundation Dallas Citizen Forester Program Famous Trees of Texas Texas A&M Forest Service Texas Historic Tree Association


iNaturalist: iNaturalist is an online social network of people sharing biodiversity information to help each other learn about nature. It’s also a crowdsourced species identification system and an organism occurrence recording tool. You can use it to record your own observations, get help with identifications, collaborate with others to collect this kind of information for a common purpose, or access the observational data collected by iNaturalist users. It is a joint initiative of the California Academy of Sciences and the National Geographic Society. 

See this NPR news story for more on iNaturalist: here

To learn how to use inNaturalist, please visit their great video tutorials.
There are directions for using your smartphone, your pc, taking photos, everything you need to know!

Seek: The Seek app (free on iOS), developed by iNaturalist, combines the gamification and collection aspects of Pokémon Go with exploration of the natural world. It works like this: The app uses your general location to populate a list of plants and animals you’re likely to encounter in the area, and each plant and animal listing in the app also includes photos and useful facts.  You can then snap photos of those species as you come across them, adding them to your virtual collection in the app.

Learn more about trees Dallas Citizen Forester Program

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