Ontario Tree ID Quiz

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Ontario Tree ID Quiz

A reasonably difficult multiple-choice tree identification quiz of species found in Ontario


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The leaf on the flag. 
    • A. 

      Mountain Maple

    • B. 

      Sugar Maple

    • C. 

      Norway Maple

    • D. 

      Amur Maple

  • 2. 
    Emergent conifer with five-needle clusters.
    • A. 

      Tamarack

    • B. 

      Jack Pine

    • C. 

      White Spruce

    • D. 

      White Pine

  • 3. 
    A member of the larch family. Has soft needles that turn yellow and fall in autumn. Has red berries.
    • A. 

      Red Cedar

    • B. 

      Tamarack

    • C. 

      Dogwood

    • D. 

      Hemlock

  • 4. 
    Rounded needles that only stick out to the sides of the twig. Bark has pustules of sap.
    • A. 

      Fraser Fir

    • B. 

      Balsam Fir

    • C. 

      Black Spruce

    • D. 

      Blue Spruce

  • 5. 
    The widest type of maple leaf. This tree also comes in a dark purple variety, commonly planted in yards.
    • A. 

      Norway Maple

    • B. 

      Red Maple

    • C. 

      Mountain Maple

    • D. 

      Amur Maple

  • 6. 
    A pretty tree native to Europe with patchy bark, maple-like leaves and lychee-like fruit.
    • A. 

      Sycamore

    • B. 

      Butternut

    • C. 

      Mountain Maple

    • D. 

      Eucalyptus

  • 7. 
    The bark of this tree always reminded me of puzzle-pieces. Needles are in clusters of two. 
    • A. 

      Eastern White Cedar

    • B. 

      Red Pine

    • C. 

      Black Spruce

    • D. 

      Scots Pine

  • 8. 
    Not as famous as its cousin, this tree also lives near water and has narrow, pointed leaves. The bark on this species is deeply grooved. 
    • A. 

      Weeping Willow

    • B. 

      Mountain Ash

    • C. 

      Cracked Willow

    • D. 

      Butternut

  • 9. 
    A signature of this species is the orange of the upper branches. It was originally from Europe.
    • A. 

      Hemlock

    • B. 

      Jack Pine

    • C. 

      Scots Pine

    • D. 

      Black Spruce

  • 10. 
    A flat needled conifer that can be distinguished from Hemlock by the alternating high and low needles.
    • A. 

      Fraser Fir

    • B. 

      Balsam Fir

    • C. 

      Yew

  • 11. 
     
    • A. 

      Ash

    • B. 

      Oak

    • C. 

      Cedar

    • D. 

      Balsam Fir

  • 12. 
    The bark has a metallic look to it and the twigs taste like wintergreen! 
    • A. 

      White/Paper/Silver Birch

    • B. 

      Yellow Birch

    • C. 

      Chestnut

    • D. 

      Linden

  • 13. 
    A common native spruce tree; often bushy and the classic Christmas-tree shape.
    • A. 

      Black Spruce

    • B. 

      White Spruce

    • C. 

      Blue Spruce

  • 14. 
    Name the family:
    • A. 

      Maple

    • B. 

      Ash

    • C. 

      Linden

    • D. 

      Poplar

  • 15. 
    The leaves of this tree group have pale undersides and make a lot of noise in the wind.
    • A. 

      Birch

    • B. 

      Aspen/Poplar

    • C. 

      Linden

    • D. 

      Butternut

  • 16. 
    • A. 

      Mountain Ash

    • B. 

      Horse Chestnut

    • C. 

      Butternut

    • D. 

      Black Cherry

  • 17. 
    And an easy one to finish, just in case anyone is feeling discouraged:
    • A. 

      Poplar

    • B. 

      Willow

    • C. 

      Oak

    • D. 

      Cherry

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