The fascinating science of trees is called dendrology which literally means "the study of the trees". Dendrology usually also includes information on tree habitats and ranges. Taxonomy is concerned with classification, nomenclature and identification.
The variation in tree species composition can be characterized by vegetation zones (biomes) which, in Europe, extend from the subtropical to the margins of the arctic tundra. Within each vegetation zone, there is a wide variety of local climatic, topographic and soil conditions. Certain tree species adapt to different ecological circumstances.
There are thousands of different tree species, hybrids, cultivars and varieties in Europe. However, the minority of these are native in Europe, because human influences have impacted on the forest ecosystem, via the introduction of exotic species and the creation of forest plantations.
11 records found in EUROFOREST Portal
- Baum des Jahres
• "Tree of the year" [Germany]
- British Trees Website
- COST Action FP1403. Non-native Tree Species for European Forests
- Den virtuella floran
- Fenologia - vuoden kiertokulku metsässä
• Phenological observations [Finland]
- Forestry Compendium
- Hoofdsleutel om bomen te herkennen
• Dutch treeguide
- Lund University - Laboratory for Wood Anatomy and Dendrochronology
- Sustainable conservation and regeneration of European Fraxinus populations (FRAXIGEN Project)
- The Global Pollen Project
- Основные породы России и ближнего зарубежья
• Main tree species of Russia and CIS countries