Jump to content


Photo

Trees of Texas


  • Please log in to reply
8 replies to this topic

#1 HoustonControl

HoustonControl

    Charter Member

  • Senior Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 9,913 posts
  • LocationBaytown

Posted 14 July 2013 - 12:02 PM

I found this cool site hosted by Texas A&M -- http://texastreeid.tamu.edu/

 

I was trying to ID some of the trees we have on our new property -- aside from all of the live oaks in the process of dying from oak wilt.  I managed to identify one as a Texas Persimmon, but some of the others have me stumped (pun intended).  Anyone know of any other useful sites like this?

 

Ooooo, I need to create an app where you take a picture of a leaf and it tells you what kind of tree it is!


Edited by HoustonControl, 14 July 2013 - 12:03 PM.

img.aspx?txt=What+in+the+Hell?&uid=1dd8c

#2 cachestacker

cachestacker

    Senior Member

  • Senior Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 3,024 posts
  • LocationClear Lake

Posted 14 July 2013 - 12:52 PM

HC - did you look for one? Leafsnap. Have it for scouts. Works pretty well. You have to have a white background so take the leaves and put them in paper or bring it with you.
Posted Image

#3 HoustonControl

HoustonControl

    Charter Member

  • Senior Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 9,913 posts
  • LocationBaytown

Posted 14 July 2013 - 01:00 PM

HC - did you look for one? Leafsnap. Have it for scouts. Works pretty well. You have to have a white background so take the leaves and put them in paper or bring it with you.

I did find that after I posted.  It was taking forever to download.  They say they only have trees of the Northeast in the database for now.  I'll give it a go!


img.aspx?txt=What+in+the+Hell?&uid=1dd8c

#4 Nov64

Nov64

    Senior Member

  • Senior Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 1,391 posts
  • LocationWillis, Texas

Posted 14 July 2013 - 01:23 PM

I have Virginia Tech Tree Id app


Posted Image

#5 HoustonControl

HoustonControl

    Charter Member

  • Senior Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 9,913 posts
  • LocationBaytown

Posted 14 July 2013 - 04:56 PM

The Leafsnap app was marginally useful.  It couldn't ID a freakin' pecan tree, though!


img.aspx?txt=What+in+the+Hell?&uid=1dd8c

#6 SockPuppet

SockPuppet

    Actor

  • Senior Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 6,805 posts

Posted 14 July 2013 - 09:40 PM

I think Kathy wants a snake ID app.


Posted Image

#7 Baytown Bert

Baytown Bert

    Short fat dude with good hygiene

  • Senior Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 3,312 posts
  • LocationBaytown, Texas

Posted 15 July 2013 - 04:24 AM

Even expert treeologists(!)get confused over oak tree leaves. You can pick 5 leaves from the same tree and they look different.

TXGA SETX Representative


#8 Muddy Buddies

Muddy Buddies

    Senior Member

  • Senior Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 6,386 posts
  • LocationAlief

Posted 15 July 2013 - 05:50 AM

I think Kathy wants a snake ID app.

I don't want to get close enough to id a snake. 


Posted Image

#9 HoustonControl

HoustonControl

    Charter Member

  • Senior Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 9,913 posts
  • LocationBaytown

Posted 15 July 2013 - 04:00 PM

Even expert treeologists(!)get confused over oak tree leaves. You can pick 5 leaves from the same tree and they look different.

Agreed.  There are some live oak trees on the property and they each seem to have different size/shape leaves.  Well, the ones that HAVE leaves, anyway.  The Oak Wilt fungus has done a number on the live oaks in Gillespie and surrounding counties. :disappoint:


img.aspx?txt=What+in+the+Hell?&uid=1dd8c




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users