Trees and Leaves


Has your teacher asked you to do a report or other assignment on trees? With this pathfinder you can learn about trees and leaves using books, websites, and other materials. It will be especially helpful to students working on tree identification projects.

Words to know


deciduous trees






To find books on this subject, check out our nonfiction section under the 582 call number.


Reference Sources

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Trees (Ref 582.16)

Trees of Arkansas by Dwight M. Moore (Ref 582 Mo)


Dewey Decimal

580, 582, 582.16 and 583 - Be sure to check the shelves for these numbers in the Children's Library, the Reference Collection, and Adult Non-Fiction Collection.


Online Reference Sources

Kids Search (up to 5th grade) - Search using terms such as "trees" and "leaves".

Student Research Center (5th grade and up) - Search using terms such as "trees" and "leaves".

Gale Discovering Collection - Search the Science & Health Section using terms such as "trees" and "leaves" for information and science projects.

Grolier's Encyclopedias - Search all encyclopedias including New Book of Popular Science using terms such as "trees" and "leaves".


Internet Links

This is the website of the nation's oldest nonprofit citizen conservation organization.

Illinois Department of Natural Resources -Kids for Trees
At this site for kids, you can learn all about plants!

Trees and Forest
Learn about different tree species and view pictures of vaious types of forest. You are invited to submit information and stories about your local woodlands.