Dendrology (Ancient Greek: δένδρον, dendron, "tree"; and Ancient Greek: -λογία, -logia, science of or study of) or xylology (Ancient Greek: ξύλον, ksulon, "wood") is the science and study of wooded plants (trees, shrubs, and lianas), specifically, their taxonomic classifications. There is no sharp boundary between plant taxonomy and dendrology; however, woody plants not only belong to many different plant families, but these families may be made up of both woody and non-woody members. Some families include only a few woody species. Dendrology, as a discipline of industrial forestry, tends to focus on identification of economically useful woody plants and their taxonomic interrelationships. As an academic course of study, Dendrology will include all woody plants, native and non-native, that occur in a region. A related discipline is the study of Sylvics, which focuses on the autecology of genera and species.1
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The links provided below are helpful links for our editors to use, they are by no means meant to be the only source. If you find links that are helpful for the research of this subject, please include them below.
- Dendrology http://www.public.iastate.edu/~bot356/
- Forest Biology and Dendrology Educational Sites at Virginia Tech https://web.archive.org/web/20060126085743/http://www.cnr.vt.edu/dendro/
- Tree Identification http://www.tree-identification.com/dendrology.html
Coast Redwood Sequoia sempervirens forest, Capitola, Big Basin 122 Redwoods State Park
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