A Mini Guide to help you identify Trees of European Forests

Do you know your trees??! If not, don’t worry, here is a mini guide which will help you identify trees of European Forests.

With this in your pocket, during your next hike, you will have a quick access to all the informations you need to identify trees, mostly thanks to their leaves. It is completely free to download. My gift to you!


A Mini Guide to help you identify trees of European Forests - free to download on Road Trips around the World

A mini Guide about Trees


You already know I like the concept of mini guides and have a few available for download. You can find them here.

Now, contrary to the others, this guide isn’t about architecture… It’s all about trees! Because I thought that, offering you a mini guide you could take with you when going hiking, was the best way to celebrate Spring time!

So here is a very special guide to help you identify trees by mainly looking at their leaves. This guide is focused on trees that you will find in European forests, although a lot of those trees can be find on other continents as well, like in Northern America.

Identifying trees isn’t always easy. There are hundreds of species and sub-species of trees. Leaves, within a single species can have slightly different characteristics and shapes and they can vary significantly between sub-species. To make matters more difficult, leaves from different species are sometimes very similar.

Nether-the-less, it is fun to go on a hike and try to identify trees, especially with kids. Try it!!




How to get your mini Guide


Use the links below to open the corresponding PDF file. (yes, it’s free!)

Mini guide – Forests Trees – A4 format

Mini guide – Forests Trees – Letter US format

If you prefer something a bit more simple, you  can also print the below list which shows all the leaves with the name of the corresponding tree. Click on the image below and a new window will open with the high definition version jpg image. You can print and resize as needed.

Identify Trees by looking at their leaves. Mini guide available on RTatW - www.RoadTripsaroundtheWorld.com


Once the guide you want is open, you can save it to your computer but really you just need to print. Make sure that you set your printer on 100%. If you add margins to the document, when folding, some of the info might end up on the wrong side.

This is a 2 pages document. If your printer doesn’t do recto-verso, just print on 2 separate pages and glue them together.

Printing in color would be best of course.

Just fold along the dotted lines and you are good to go. Just like the picture below.


How to identify trees mini guide - folding instructions




You are now ready to explore Forests with

this mini guide in your back pocket!!



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And do check my other mini guides!! 



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