Quiz: Can You Identify the Tree From Its Bark?
Can You Identify the Tree From Its Bark?
By: Jacqueline Samaroo
Image: By H. Zell, from Wikimedia Commons /// Public Domain via Wiki Commons /// By Robertito1965, from Wikimedia Commons

About This Quiz

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When you think of trees, what is usually the first thing that comes to mind? A hardy and shady oak tree, a luminous and decorated Christmas tree, or a slender and towering coconut tree? The fact of the matter is that while our backyards or hometowns may served as home to only a handful of different types of trees, the world at large has an extensively diverse array of tree species. In fact, it is estimated that there are between 60,000 and 100,000 different species of trees worldwide and trillions of individual trees as well; that's a lot of trees! 

We wanted to make a quiz with a few dozen or so of some of the more common trees from around the world, but then we realized that this may have been too easy for you aspiring arborists. So, instead we've taken it a step further to see if you will be able to correctly guess the name of the tree from just a single picture of its bark! This is truly a challenge that only hardcore hardwood heads and true tree lovers will excel at. Let's jump right in and see what you've got!

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