There are twenty three common tree species in upland habitats on the Franklin Pierce University Rindge Campus. Each is pictured below. You can click on the pictures to enlarge them. Because leaves (photos to be added, summer 2015), twigs, and especially bark can be quite variable, the trees you're trying to identify may not closely match the photos below. Because of this variability, additional descriptions of each species are provided to help with identification. Good luck!, and, feel free to contact me if you have questions or suggestions for improving this guide (singler at franklinpierce dot edu)!

This guide is also available as an app for smartphone and tablet users! Click here for more info.




Deciduous- opposite branching:


Deciduous- alternate branching:






Understory Trees:



FP Tree ID App now available for Android users on Google Play! Search "FP Tree ID" and download and install for free.

Another option: If you click on a picture from the gallery above, then once on the species page you click on the picture again, you can easily save the GIF image to your phone in order to use your phone as a field guide.

This site created and maintained by
Dr. Rhine Singleton
Professor of Biology & Environmental Science
Franklin Pierce University, Rindge, NH 03461
You can contact me at: singler at franklinpierce dot edu