Textures, Colors, Patterns: Identifying Trees By Their Bark

March 9, 2018 by Pittsburgh Parks

With most trees stripped bare of leaves before spring, right now is a great time to get a good look at the wonderful variations of pattern, color and texture that form the trunks and branches of local urban trees.

With a little practice, you’ll be able to easily identify many local tree species by name just by looking at their bark. See the photo slideshow below to learn a few!

What other trees have distinct bark? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

Trees and Forestry