Buy an Identification Book

Our popular identification books, Common Native Trees of Virginia and Common Native Shrubs and Woody Vines, books are a favorite of teachers, Scout leaders, and outdoor enthusiasts. Together, these books feature descriptions, line drawings, and an identification key to the most common native Virginia trees, shrubs, and woody vines. These books also contain hints for effective tree identification, as well as places to study trees and plants, invasive species threats, additional resources, and other helpful information. These downloadable on-line for free or may be purchased.

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Purchasing Books

VDOF is maintaining normal agency operations as much as possible through increased teleworking and staggered scheduling to minimize contact in office buildings and reduce risk during this pandemic. Please contact the sales location about your book purchase.

  • Purchase to be Shipped:  Order on-line
  • Purchase for Pickup at One of Our Sales Locations:
  • Send your order form to the appropriate location contact and bring your payment to pick up your order.
  • Payment methods vary based on pickup location, please call ahead to inquire about payment options. Checks and money orders are preferred.
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Common Native Trees of Virginia Identification Guide

The most common native tree species found in Virginia’s forests are described in this handsome, 5.5 x 8.5″, 136-page, paperback book. This tool for tree identification uses non-technical descriptions with line drawings of leaves, twigs, flowers and/or fruit to aid in identification. The book also includes a leaf key and winter key for identifying trees.

Purchase to be Shipped: Order on-line

  • $14.95 per book plus tax (includes shipping and handling)

Purchase for Pickup: Contact one of our sale locations listed above

  • $4.75 each plus 5.3% tax
  • BULK Purchase (50 or more)
  • $3.50 each plus 5.3% tax each if buying 50 or more at one time

Common Native Shrubs and Woody Vines of Virginia Identification Guide

The most common native shrub and woody vines found in Virginia’s forests are described in this handsome, 5.5 x 8.5″, 116-page, paperback book. This book features non-technical descriptions with line drawings and identification keys to the most common native Virginia shrubs and woody vines. It also contains hints for effective plant identification, as well as places to study plants, invasive species threats, and more.

Purchase to be Shipped: Order on-line

  • $13.95 per book plus tax (includes shipping and handling)

Purchase for Pickup: Contact one of our sale locations listed above

  • $4.75 each plus 5.3% tax
  • BULK Purchase (50 or more)
  • $3.50 each plus 5.3% tax if buying 50 or more at one time

Identification Combo Pack: 1 Tree ID Book/1 Shrub and Woody Vine ID Book

Buy both identification books and save! Combo pack includes: one Common Native Shrubs and Woody Vines of Virginia Identification Guide and one Common Native Trees of Virginia Identification Guide.

Purchase to be Shipped: Not available at this time.

Purchase for Pickup: Contact one of our sale locations listed above

  • $7.60 per set plus 5.3% tax
  • BULK Purchase (50 sets or more)
  • $5.50 per set plus 5.3% tax if buying 50 or more sets at one time

Additional Resources

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Bark Types
Bark Types

Pictoral sheet showing the types of bark with photo samples of each.

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Common Native Shrubs and Woody Vines of Virginia
Common Native Shrubs and Woody Vines of VirginiaP00027

Identification book is a favorite of teachers, Scout leaders and outdoor enthusiasts. Book features descriptions, line drawings and an identification key to the most common native Virginia shrubs and woody vines. It also contains hints for effective plant identification, invasive species threats, and more. Printed copies available for sale.

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Common Native Shrubs and Woody Vines of Virginia (2-page-spread)
Common Native Shrubs and Woody Vines of Virginia (2-page-spread)P00027

Identification book is a favorite of teachers, Scout leaders and outdoor enthusiasts. Book features descriptions, line drawings and an identification key to the most common native Virginia shrubs and woody vines. It also contains hints for effective plant identification, invasive species threats, and more. Printed copies available for sale.

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Common Native Trees of Virginia
Common Native Trees of VirginiaP00026

Identification book is a favorite of teachers, Scout leaders and outdoor enthusiasts. Book features descriptions, line drawings, and an identification key to the most common native Virginia trees. It also contains hints for effective shrub identification, invasive species threats, and more. Printed copies available for sale.

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Common Native Trees of Virginia (2-page spreads)
Common Native Trees of Virginia (2-page spreads)P00026

Identification book is a favorite of teachers, Scout leaders and outdoor enthusiasts. Book features descriptions, line drawings, and an identification key to the most common native Virginia trees. It also contains hints for effective shrub identification, invasive species threats, and more. Printed copies available for sale.

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Identification Guide Book Order - In-Person Sales
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