Recognize trees


Conoscere e riconoscere gli alberi dell'Orto Botanico di Torino
Conoscere e riconoscere gli alberi dell'Orto Botanico di Torino


In the Turin Botanical Garden, today, there are about 250 tree species both belonging to the native Italian flora and exotic, that is, from distant countries, imported for forestry or ornamental purposes. Some of these were introduced for the first time in Italy at the beginning of the 19th century and also in the Turin Botanical Garden where some specimens today take on the value of monumental trees.


For primary and lower secondary school students, this tree recognition guide uses treasure hunts as an engagement tool to stimulate observation, knowledge and recognition of the trees in the garden.

The interactive guide proposed for tablets and smartphones, in an online version or in a printable version, allows you to observe the general appearance of the trees, the morphology of the leaves, flowers and fruits in a fun and interactive way.

The guide also allows you to attribute the scientific name to the different species, also approaching the world of scientific classification and nomenclature used by specialists.

For each tree species, a card is proposed with many photographs of the different parts of the plant in the various seasons, with information on its geographical origin, on the period of introduction in Europe and in the Botanical Garden of Turin, and on forest or ornamental uses.


The treasure hunt will be carried out under the control and supervision of personnel experienced in the knowledge of plants, on the occasion of educational visits to schools.