Identifying tree and shrub species that herbivores consume in northeastern Minnesota can be
challenging due to the number of woody species in the region. However, it is an important skill for
many researchers studying the boreal forest. Researchers can use a dichotomous key or tree
identification book to learn species identification. However, these often are state-wide resources and
therefore include species that are not common in the northeastern part of the state. This report
describes how to identify the common woody species available in northeastern Minnesota in both
summer and winter seasons. This report has information specific to moose browsing, but the
information about the woody plants is relevant for anyone trying to identify woody species in the
University of Minnesota Duluth, Natural Resources Research Institute
Ward, Rachel L; Moen, Ronald.
Identifying Woody Species Browsed by Moose in Northeastern Minnesota.
University of Minnesota Duluth.
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