Tree ID project

Campus Tree ID
Instructors have designed a dichotomous key specific to trees on and around the Mitchell campus. During this activity, botany students have to apply the knowledge that they have learned in class to identify various species of trees and shrubs. Some of the terms that students are required to know include the following: blade, petiole, simple, compound, alternate, opposite, whirled, palmate, pinnate, and parallel. As student groups identify the species by working their way through the keys, they are also required to read about the natural history of the plants.


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