How do you identify trees? It’s simple: Learn their leaves. Come spring when the trees around us start to wake up and bloom again it’s fascinating and beautiful to see the different styles; the different shape of the leaves, the different textures and the diversity in thickness. It makes spring walks more entertaining when you know your trees. Start taking photos of the different types you come across, print the photos, stick them in a sketch book and write the name right next to them. It’s the perfect way to learn and it’s pretty fun, too.
Above are some sketches of my favorite types of trees.