We hope you'll find the following links useful. Click on an entry within the table of contents to see a list of links that pertain to a particular subject.
Dendrology at Virgina Tech, a page for a course in woody plant is there. It includes an ID key, and has a wide variety of trees and shrubs.
The University of Illinois plants database. It is organized by scientific name, though you can switch to a not as good common name system. Each plant has its own page with photos of the leaves, fruit, bark, flowers, etc. It also has good coverage of some of the more exotic species.
USDA/NRCS Plants Database. The Plants Database has information on all the plants, including trees, of the United States and its territories. The page for many common plants also includes a handy PDF factsheet for the plants, as well as illustrations and photos in the image section.
Written by Ed Remsrola, a gardener who loves his conifers and is friends with the staff at Iseli Nursery. Highlights a lot of smaller conifers and cultivars that would go well in pots or small urban spaces. Lots of great photos from Iseli too.
Cornell University’s gardening site, they have a tree and shrub section. They have lots of great information here for those who have or are thinking about getting fruit trees.
This is a repository of images and information about tree and forest health, and invasive species.
Plant database from the University of Connecticut. It is very easy to ues, and has information about common cultivars for the species listed.
What’s that bug is a wonderful and charming site, run by Daniel Marlos, where you can send in photos of insects for identification, some of which are posted on the site, so if your insects is common, a little looking around will usually find an identification.
This site is primarily focused on bumblebees, but it includes some information about other kinds of bees as well. The link is to a wonderful chart for identifying North American species.
This is a great website with recorded songs of many kinds of insects. Now you can know rather than guessing at what that is singing at night. Hint: the greater anglewing is common in NYC.
Bishop Company (no relation)
Has the newest and latest stuff, but also generally the most expensive.
The famous AM Leonard. Their house brand is good quality for a good price.
National Science Teachers Assoc
Environmental Education Advisory Council
Asian Long Horned Beetle ID
Emerald Ash Borer
TCIA: Tree Care Industry Association
University of Illinois Woody Plant ID
International Society of Arboriculture
Dendrology at Virginia Tech
National Forest Service
The New York Botanical Garden
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Queens Botanical Garden
Foraging With the "Wildman"