5 Free Tree Identification Apps to Try

Tree identification app
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Tree identification apps can be really useful, and they’re a lot of fun when you are taking a walk in the forest. Follow this guide to find out which free tree identification apps to download.

1. PlantNet

PlantNet is a top-rated free tree identification app.
PlantNet is a top-rated free tree identification app.
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PlantNet is a free tree identification app that has more than 20,000 species logged in its database. Identifying different species of trees is as easy as taking a quick picture with your phone through the app. You will get loads of information on the tree, as well as facts on similar plants. PlantNet also allows you to browse their extensive database freely, sharing facts on all different species. So, you’ll be a tree expert in no time! 

2. PlantSnap

PlantSnap can help you identify a tree species using its database of over 500,000 plant species.
PlantSnap can help you identify a tree species using its database of over 500,000 plant species.
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PlantSnap has a database of over 500,000 different species of plants, including trees, cacti, succulents and flowers. With just a snap from your phone, you will have access to information on the plant, its origin, size, flowers, fruit and genus. 

Special software allows the app to recognise a plant more accurately than most other tree identification apps, making it reliable and user-friendly. 

There is a premium version of the app, which you have to pay for. But the free version of the PlantSnap tree identification app still allows you to take up to 25 pictures a day, which is more than enough to get to know all about the trees around you.

3. iNaturalist

iNaturalist has a huge database of plant species from all over the world.
iNaturalist has a huge database of plant species from all over the world.
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iNaturalist is a tree identification app that lets you snap a picture of a plant and learn about it fast. This app also allows users to share photos and join a social network of gardeners, nature enthusiasts, and plant lovers. All pictures taken by users are accessible through the app, so you can learn from others and chat with like-minded, green-fingered friends across the globe. 

4. LeafSnap – Plant Identification

LeafSnap can identify a species of tree from a picture of tree bark.
LeafSnap can identify a species of tree from a picture of tree bark.
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LeafSnap is a plant identification app that is able to identify any tree from pictures containing different parts of the plant, like the leaves, flowers, fruits, or bark. It is very user-friendly, with no complicated tools or added features. LeafSnap is able to identify about 90 percent of all species of trees and plants, so gardeners and plant lovers can be reassured their curious minds will be answered.

5. PictureThis – Plant Identifier

PictureThis identifies species of trees, which you can share with an online community.
PictureThis identifies species of trees, which you can share with an online community.
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This tree identification app says it can identify up to 10,000 species of plants, with 98 percent accuracy. The goal of PictureThis is to create a community space for gardeners, plant lovers, photographers, students, and teachers to learn about trees and nature and share their experiences with one another. 

There is a free version of the app, so it contains ads and has a limited number of free shots. 

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