Leaves

You can most reliably identify a tree by the shape, colour and size of its leaves. Get hold of a leaf, examine it closely and use this option to ID the tree. Most Broadleaf trees have leaves from spring to autumn. Most Conifers are Evergreens and have leaves all the year. If you can take a photo of the upper side and lower side of the leaf, download it to your computer and compare it with other leaves in this guide when you get home. When you take the photograph always include a hand or finger alongside it to indicate the size of the leaf.