Trees on my property

Asked March 6, 2018, 8:19 PM EST

How can i find out what trees are that are growing in my front and backyard

Sacramento County California

1 Response

Thank you for your question about identification of your trees. There are several ways you can achieve plant identification. First, you can take pictures of your trees (assuming there aren't dozens!) and send them as an attachment to an Ask an Expert question. It is helpful if you wait until the leaves and/or fruit/berries are out, since photos of tree trunks without leaves is often a puzzle.

Second, you can consult this website which has an identification tool using the leaf or fruit of the tree. Finally, you can contact your county Extension office at

4145 Branch Center Road, Sacramento (phone 916-875-6913) to see if there are any Extension personnel who might be willing to come out or recommend another resource. I hope this is helpful. Good luck!