Learn More About Trees Online

Maple leafIt’s that time of year when everyone likes to get outdoors and enjoy fall’s magnificent colors. But just which tree is which?

The University of Tennessee Arboretum has posted a guide to the area’s trees by leaf shape and color. Check out http://forestry.tennessee.edu/fallguide.htm.

The really curious can also learn about the chemistry, physics and geometry that combine to produce nature’s yearly colorful display.

The Arboretum is a project of the UT Forestry AgResearch and Education Center in Oak Ridge. The facility includes some 250 acres and more than 7 miles of walking trails, and major plant collections.

Admission is free and the Arboretum is open daily.